We all know that bears hibernate during the winter, and that humans do not, at least not in the truest sense of the term. During the winter, however, many of us do go into a state of reduced activity. It is not quite hibernation, but a dramatic reduction in activity as compared to the warm weather months in Minnesota can resemble hibernation. That decreased activity can result in a number of issues that create stiffness and discomfort. Fortunately, many of these issues can be treated with the services we offer at Caron Chiropractic. Do not let this easily treated issues continue to bother you all winter.
When it is frigid outside, many of us tend to prefer to curl up in front of the TV or read a book. And because it remains frigid in Minnesota for longer periods of time than it does in places farther south, our inactivity can be prolonged. You may find yourself needing more time than usual in the morning to get yourself moving as muscles are tight and stiff for longer than usual; you may feel a decrease in energy that lasts through longer portions of the day; or you may begin experiencing pain in your lower back, neck, and/or shoulders.
Non-Invasive Treatment For Winter Body Stiffness And Tightness
While it may not be normal for you to feel this way, it is not uncommon or unexpected that you would begin to experience some sort of effects from longer periods of decreased activity. Caron Chiropractic can help in a number of ways, whether you are experiencing a response to an injury incurred during this lull in activity or you simply wish to overcome the limitations of quasi-hibernation or lack of activity.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care For Winter Stiffness
One of the greatest advantages of chiropractic care is its versatility. For the range of issues described here, there is likely no better place to start than with chiropractic adjustment and massage therapy. The issues associated with winter inactivity can often be more than adequately addressed by providing realignment, which is achieved with chiropractic adjustment. Massage therapy relaxes tense and tired muscles, but that is the result of more complicated physical and chemical processes. Massage breaks up lactic acid in muscle tissue, which allows the immune system to leap into action. The feeling of wellness that so often accompanies a good massage is due to the release of endorphins from the massage process. In other words, that feeling of wellness is well earned.
We also have such treatments as acupuncture, laser therapy, and Arthrostim at our disposal for conditions and injuries that require more than adjustment and massage. To schedule an appointment with our team at Caron Chiropractic, call (651) 255-9999.