Winter Chiropractor Benefits: SAD, Injuries, Arthritis

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the key benefits that a chiropractor often provides to many patients during the winter months. While chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for many people throughout the year, winter’s cold weather and other basic realities often heighten these benefits for some. 

At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer unmatched family chiropractic services to patients around Salt Lake City, including everything from massage and physical therapy to accident recovery, postural assistance and more. Here are some additional ways that a chiropractor may be quite beneficial to you during the Utah winter. 

Winter Chiropractor Benefits

Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Abbreviated SAD, seasonal affective disorder is a very real issue for many people during the winter months. As temperatures drop and it gets darker outside earlier, many individuals experience heightened levels of fatigue, depression and general mood changes that can be debilitating in some cases.

Chiropractic care, however, has been linked to helping mitigate SAD symptoms in some cases. Through various adjustments and techniques, a chiropractor can help release endorphins and other hormones that are often associated with mood improvement. These chemicals can help combat the effects of SAD and keep you feeling more balanced throughout the winter.

Cold Weather Injuries

There are several common injuries that tend to occur more frequently during the cold winter months, and a chiropractor can help you avoid or recover from many of them. From slips and falls on ice to general strains and sprains caused by shoveling snow or participating in winter sports, a chiropractor has the knowledge and expertise to address these issues and get you back on your feet.

Additionally, some individuals may experience flare-ups of chronic conditions such as arthritis or back pain during the winter. Chiropractic adjustments can help provide relief and improve mobility, allowing you to enjoy the season without being hindered by these issues.

Arthritis Pain

For those who suffer from arthritis, winter can be an especially difficult time. The cold weather and decreased physical activity can lead to increased joint stiffness and pain. However, regular visits to a chiropractor during the winter months can help alleviate these symptoms.

Chiropractic adjustments can improve joint function and mobility, reducing inflammation and easing discomfort associated with arthritis. Furthermore, a chiropractor may recommend specific exercises or stretches to help keep joints limber and reduce pain.

As you can see, a chiropractor can provide crucial support for both physical and mental health during the winter months. So if you’re struggling with seasonal changes, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Apollo Chiropractic today. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to helping you stay healthy and pain-free all year round.