Winter Weather: More Aches and Pains?

Winter has arrived in Charlotte, NC and with it comes aches and pains for many of our patients. We don't know precisely why cold weather conditions bring pain for some people.

Variations in barometric pressure might be one culprit. Pain patients are also fairly sensitive to any kind of painful provocation, like cold, and that might also be why some folks experience more discomfort in the winter.

While we can't control weather conditions, we can do some things to alleviate the discomfort from the colder temperatures:

  • Get some exercise. Nothing warms up your body like physical exercise, plus it helps boost your spirits and keeps you fit!
  • Stay hydrated. When it's cold out and the humidity is low, it's easy to get dehydrated. Drink lots of water during the cold months of winter.
  • Heat therapy. A heating pad can really do a lot to reduce aches and pains.
  • See your chiropractor! We're trained to help people with musculoskeletal pain and conditions, and we can help not only relieve the aches and discomforts of wintertime, but, most importantly, help solve the underlying problem causing the pain in the first place.

Chiropractic is safe and effective for so many ailments. If you'd like to get out of pain without medications and surgical procedures, give our Charlotte, NC office a call today at (704) 377-0800 for an appointment.