Winter Chiropractor Benefits: Aches, Inactivity, Illness

Certain treatments or services become especially beneficial for some people during particular seasons of the year, and the world of chiropractic care is a great example. While this certainly isn’t true for everyone, there are some people for whom chiropractic care will be especially valuable during the winter compared to other parts of the year.

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to provide the very best family chiropractic care, massage therapy and related services for clients around Salt Lake City, helping with everything from basic comfort and mobility to specific conditions or treatments. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss some of the many ways that chiropractic care may be especially beneficial for you this winter.

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

Increasing Aches, Pains and Stiffness

It’s a simple reality: Cold temperatures have a direct connection with increased aches, pains and stiffness in many individuals. There are several potential reasons for this, from the way our bodies react to cold weather to issues with circulation that may stem from it.

But regardless of the specific cause, chilly temperatures can greatly increase symptoms related to arthritis and other similar conditions – which makes chiropractic care even more valuable during winter months. Chiropractic adjustments and other treatments can help manage these symptoms, providing relief that will greatly improve your quality of life.

Inactivity Concerns

Another risk during winter is the potential for decreased activity levels. Many people become more sedentary during colder months, particularly if they’re unable to participate in outdoor activities they enjoy or don’t have access to a gym or fitness center. This can lead to back pain, neck pain and other related conditions – but chiropractic care can help mitigate these risks.

For instance, we may recommend specific exercises or stretches that can be done at home to keep your spine and related areas limber and healthy. We can also offer advice on general posture and other simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of these concerns, keeping you comfortable during a time of year where inactivity is common for many.

Combatting Illness

Illnesses like the flu and colds are more common during winter, and while chiropractic care won’t necessarily prevent these conditions, it can certainly help your body better fight them off. Chiropractic adjustments help keep your immune system strong and functioning properly, allowing it to combat any illnesses that may come your way during the colder months.

This is especially beneficial for children and older adults who may be more susceptible to illnesses during winter. Chiropractic care can also help with sinus issues, allergies and other winter-related health concerns.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some other specific benefits of chiropractic care during the winter months, including how it can help with seasonal depression and general stress relief. For more on this or any of our chiropractic services, speak to the staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.