Treating Winter Injuries with Chiropractic Care
Between the glistening snowfalls and thrilling sports activities, the winters in Pittsfield is a beautiful time of the year. However, with the snow comes the shoveling, slips, injuries, and more that will require a natural treatment to ensure long-term damage doesn’t ensue.
With slips and falls account for 20% of all winter injuries, chiropractic treatment will help you find pain relief and ensure you don’t experience additional injuries throughout the winter.
Winter Injury Prevention Tips
Even the most mature snowbirds can experience injuries in the winter if you don’t take the right precautions. Common winter injuries range from back discomfort, sprains, fractures, and even heart complications.
Over 195,000 have been treated for a snow shoveling injury in the United States. Next time you’re in charge of shoveling the latest snowfall, take the following precautions:
- Warm-up and stretch your muscles
- Hydrate with plenty of water before and after activity
- Wear slip-resistant shoes
- Take breaks and pace yourself
- Avoid throwing snow over your shoulder
How to Treat Winter Injuries with Chiropractic
If you’ve experienced a winter injury, chiropractic care provides a non-invasive and natural treatment option that restores your functionality and gets you back outside enjoying the weather. Whether you’ve injured yourself from shoveling snow or falling on a patch of ice, chiropractic can treat the following winter injuries:
- Neck and back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Torn ligaments and tendons
Natural Winter Injury Treatment Options
Instead of only treating your symptoms, your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive physical and medical history examination to diagnose the root cause of your pain. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that helps improve your range of motion, flexibility, and pain.
Your doctor may recommend any of the following natural treatments for your winter injuries:
- Spinal and neck manipulations
- Massage therapy
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Exercise and lifestyle adjustments
It’s also recommended to visit your chiropractor on a consistent basis to improve your overall physical performance and prevent future winter injuries from occurring.
Discover Pain Relief for Winter Injuries in Pittsfield
Before you dust your snow shovel off, it’s essential to prep your body for the new elements and physical strain it puts on your body. Dr. Stephen D. Tosk at Tosk Chiropractic will ensure you receive personalized chiropractic treatment that helps you find long-term pain relief in the winter.
Say goodbye to winter injury pain! Schedule a consultation today with Tosk Chiropractor.
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