Injury Prevention This Winter With Chiropractic CareWinter is full of fun activities like ice skating, skiing, and sledding. However, harsh weather conditions can cause serious health problems that could lead to you spending the remainder of the season in hospital. Winter injuries, such as twisted arms and sprained ankles, can cause severe pain and discomfort if they aren’t treated correctly. Most of these injuries can easily be treated with chiropractic care.

Snow shoveling injuries: Snow shoveling, no matter how harmless it may seem, can be one of the most hazardous jobs. Many people wind up in emergency rooms each year due to injuries sustained while shoveling snow due to cold and strenuous exertion – some even experience heart attacks! In less serious instances however, patients may suffer muscle strains, ligament strains and other similar problems.

Injuries from winter sports: Sledding, skiing, and snowboarding are all great activities that bring out the excitement of taking on snowy hills with family and friends. Unfortunately, these activities also present injury risks to participants; particularly when athletes attempt to ski or snowboard on black diamonds or other dangerous routes. These sports tend to result in lower body injuries since they require high levels of mobility in hips, ankles, and knees.

Slips and falls on the ice: Although slip and fall injuries may seem commonplace, they’re rarely serious. Many people who slip and fall require emergency room visits each year; unfortunately, some suffer severe brain injuries or concussions as a result. Winter months present particular dangers for pedestrians, particularly if driving at night or in the early morning when visibility is poor.

Frostbite: Frostbite can range in severity from mild to severe. Without prompt treatment, frostbite injuries could lead to amputations. People with reduced circulation in certain areas are especially vulnerable during wintertime due to reduced blood flow.

Winter Injuries And Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractors play an invaluable role for their patients during the winter months. Not only do they help people recover from injuries, but also prevent them from getting hurt again. You may be wondering how Chiropractors can prevent injury. Chiropractic care uses natural methods to restore and relieve pain by manipulating the spine which in turn enhances the central nervous system’s efficiency, leading to faster healing times, improved coordination and quicker reaction times, all essential ingredients in successful injury prevention and recovery. A chiropractor can help with back pain, a sprained joint, or other winter injuries by properly realigning your musculoskeletal system.

Let the skilled chiropractic team at Caron Chiropractic get you in top condition so that winter won’t bring any surprises! If you are already suffering from pain due to a winter injury, our team is standing by to help bring relief. With a near 5-star rating and over 30 years of experience, Caron Chiropractic has the experience needed to keep you pain-free this winter. Call (651) 255-9999 or go online to schedule an appointment today.