How to Prevent Common Winter Injuries With Chiropractic Care

The winter season is beautiful. The snow covering the landscape like a white blanket is a remarkable sight. However, with the beauty comes the ugliness of possible injuries. Icy conditions can cause you to slip and fall. Shoveling snow can hurt your back. Winter sports can lead to different kinds of injuries.


What Are Some Common Winter Injuries?

To prevent winter injuries, you first need to know the most common ones:

  • Shoulder and back muscle strains.
  • Post-concussion syndrome.
  • Whiplash.
  • Ligament strains.
  • Joint misalignments.
  • Plantar fasciitis.
  • Tendonitis.


Prevention of Injuries

Routine chiropractic care can help you prevent injury during winter. So how does chiropractic care help you reduce the risk of injuries?

  • Relieving Muscle Tension

Twisting and bending when shoveling snow can cause straining of the muscles and joints. It can also cause lower back pain. Routine chiropractic care aligns your muscles, relieving tension. It ensures you do not get back or shoulder pain.

  • Improving Stability and Balance

Routine chiropractic care improves your posture and strength. Posture and strength then improve your stability and balance. It makes it hard for you to slip and fall. In case you do, there will not be as much damage.

  • Improving Your Coordination

When you are walking on ice or playing sports outside, you need endurance and coordination. Otherwise, it is easy to tire, fall, and hurt yourself. Good posture and strength from chiropractic care give you endurance. It also improves your coordination.

  • Increases Your Range of Motion

Manual manipulation of your joints improves your range of motion. It makes it easier for you to move, play sports, and shovel snow. It also allows you to do this without pain or restriction.

  • Improving Your Flexibility

Shoveling snow can be strenuous on your body. You are bound to hurt your soft ligaments and muscles in the lower back and shoulder. This is especially so if you do not work those areas. Routine chiropractic care will work these muscles. It makes them flexible enough to allow you to work without injuries.

  • Improving Your Ability to Heal

With hands-on manipulation of the spine, chiropractic care helps improve the flow of blood. It also helps improve the flow of nutrients. White blood cells can reach areas with inflammation or injuries faster. It also restores the functions of the nerves, allowing your cells to work properly. All this helps your body to heal naturally and be strong. It ensures that you do not get hurt easily.


Managing Injury With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care helps prevent injuries from worsening. It does this by using two kinds of techniques — spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation techniques. These techniques encourage the body to heal naturally.

Spinal manipulation aligns your muscles and releases pressure in your joints. It is effective in treating slips and fall injuries. It can also help treat injuries from shoveling snow. These injuries include back pain and joint misalignments. Spinal mobilization is ideal for patients who need a gentle approach. It uses stretches and tools to release pressure in the joints.

For more information on preventing common winter injuries with chiropractic care, visit Frame Chiropractic & Acupuncture at our office in Toledo, Ohio. You can call (419) 573-0077 to schedule an appointment today.

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