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Why chiropractic care is great in the winter

If a chiropractic visit isn’t on your Christmas list, you may want to rethink everything!  Winter is a pain, especially in the midwest. You have the snowy roads that never seem to get cleaned. Not to mention, the days feel shorter and shorter. In between all that mess you could be dealing with body pains that intensify with the drop in temperature. The winter can take a significant toll on your body!

During the colder seasons, you tend to be more inactive physically. All that lounging around under layers of blankets can leave your body feeling stiff and inflexible. Those extra Christmas cookies and sugary drinks don’t help your body much either. The extra holiday weight can put a strain on your joints, causing pain.

Overall the winter can make your whole body ache — the answer to protecting all these winter problems is a visit to a chiropractor. Chiropractic care is ideal for reducing pain, helping with depression, reducing stiffness and helping your immune system. Instead of asking for a new phone or boots this year, ask for an appointment at a chiropractor. You will be prepared for the New Year!

The benefits of visiting a chiropractor in the winter.

Reduces pain.

Pains and aches all over the body seem more prominent during the winter season. It doesn’t matter if you work outside all day or inside in an office space. Your body feels the effects of the winter weather. Your back could feel like it’s breaking from the cold. Your feet can feel heavy and swollen. Or your hands can feel like they are about to break apart. The constant pain in your body could leave you feeling discomfort and decrease your mobility. Chiropractic care will alleviate your body and joint pains. A spinal realignment will increase the movement back in your joints.

Helps with depression.

The winter season has the shortest days of the year. The lack of sunlight takes a toll on those who suffer from depression or anxiety. The lack of sunlight can intensify or worsen these illnesses. Chiropractic care can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. One effective way is spinal realignment. A spine that is misaligned can affect the way your body communicates with the brain, impacting your moods. A spinal adjustment can decrease the symptoms.

Reduces stiffness.

Shoveling snow is always painful from the cold wind hitting your face to the aches it leaves on your body. You can start to feel your body stiffen up as the weather gets colder. Your body will try to curl itself up as an attempt to keep itself warm. This decreases your body’s overall flexibility. The lack of flexibility in your muscles will lead to injuries.

Chiropractic care will help improve your body's flexibility by stretching your muscles and knots.  Massage therapy, spinal manipulation or extremity manipulation can help reduce your bodies stiffness. A massage therapy session will help your relax and heal your stiffness. A spinal manipulation is performed on the spinal articulation and joints to restore flexibility.

Helps your immune system.

The winter season brings all the unwanted things like snow, ice, and germs. Don’t be that person in the office with a stuffy nose and constant coughing. Give your immune system a boost with chiropractic care. A visit to a chiropractor will improve the communication between the brain and the whole body. It will boost your immune system and keep you healthy for the winter to come.

Don’t let the winter keep your down! Take some time off from your busy schedules this winter and visit a chiropractor like us.  At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we will work with you to find a solution for your body aches and pains. We have a variety of services available like massage therapy, physical therapy, spinal and extremity manipulation.

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We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.