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Winter Weather and Joint Pain

The Healing Touch Chiropractic can help answer your questions. We are a full-service chiropractic care center located in Sacramento, CA, and treating joint pain and other winter injuries is a big part of what we do. If you're experiencing swelling or difficulty in your joints, consult our chiropractors as soon as possible.

Cold Weather Back and Neck Pain

It's no secret colder weather can lead to stiff joints. Back and neck pain, along with other joint pain in your knees and hips, can be a significant hindrance to staying comfortable during the winter months. Not only that, but stiff joints can make you more prone to injury.

There are several reasons why dropping temperatures impact joint comfort, and everybody is different. Sometimes winter joint pain results from shifting barometric pressure, which causes body tissue, including tendons and muscles, to expand and contract, irritating nearby joints. Similarly, sometimes it is simply the drop in temperature.

Some tips and tricks to reducing or avoiding joint pain in cold weather include staying active, dressing warmly both outdoors and indoors, and maintaining a healthy diet. However, if your joint pain persists, it's best to consult a chiropractor.

Common Winter Injuries

Another common chiropractic symptom of winter is injuries. Slips and falls, especially on icy surfaces after a storm, can lead to misalignment or other spine problems. In snow country, there's also the added insult of snow-shoveling injuries—as if the chore itself wasn't bad enough! Snow-shoveling injuries can include overexertion, strained or pulled muscles, and shoulder or back pain.

Give Us a Call Today

Are you wondering whether a chiropractor is the right call for your winter-weather joint pain? You’ll be pleasantly (and comfortably) surprised. The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, CA, can help address and treat your neck, back, and other joint pain resulting from cold weather, as well as common wintertime injuries, including slip and falls, and difficulties from snow shoveling injuries. Book online today or give us a call at (916) 447-3344 to see how we can help address your needs.

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