4 Reasons to see the Chiropractor During the Winter

4 Reasons to see the Chiropractor During the Winter

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reasons-see-chiro-winterBetween holiday stress and cold weather, winter months can make us feel our aches and pain much more acutely. But whether you’re navigating a winter cold, seasonal depression, or just feeling stiff, chiropractic care can go a long way. Here are four reasons to see the chiropractor during the winter.

It’s Cold & Flu Season

Pandemic aside, winter is synonymous with colds and the flu. A strong immune system is your best bet against these common illnesses, and chiropractic care has been shown to boost immunity. Because the spine is so intrinsically like to the nervous system, which works with the immune system, proper alignment creates optimal communication in the body. By keeping the spin functioning properly, all the other systems in the body can do their jobs, and that includes the immune system. Studies have shown a major increase in white blood cells with just minutes of an adjustment.

Other ways to keep the immune system strong include a healthy diet, lots of vitamin C, and lots of sleep.

It Can Help with Symptoms of Depression

People dealing with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, have symptoms of depression during the winter. That may present as changes in mood or appetite, increases in sleep and weight, and an uptick in social, mental and physical health.

This is another area where chiropractic can help. It can help remedy the physical stressors for less physical pain. It can also help improve spine mobility and release endorphins for better quality of sleep, less irritability, and more energy.

It Can Loosen Stiff Muscles

Tight, tense muscles are more prone to injury, and cold weather encourages muscle contraction. See the issue? Tool-assisted massage therapy and chiropractic care can help loosen stiff muscles and reduce associated pain in the body. That means looser muscles, more mobility, better range of motion, and much less discomfort.

It Can Minimize Injury from Winter Sports

If you’re a skier, skater, or general lover of outdoor activities in the winter, preventative chiropractic care can help you stay in shape for all the fun. Plus, you’ll enjoy faster recovery so you can get back out there, faster.

In Reno, Drs. McSweeney and Allen can help you enjoy the most of the winter season. Get started by scheduling your appointment today.