Why Chiropractic Care is Important During Winter

Why Chiropractic Care is Important During Winter

From cold weather impacting our joints to increased illnesses, the winter months generally feel harder on our minds and bodies. Even though the Southern California climate may spare us from injuries from snow shoveling or falling on ice, the overall drop in temperatures, reduced sunlight, and holiday stressors, as well as the onset of cold and flu season still have negative effects on our mental and physical health. Luckily, Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills can help manage the aches, pains, and spikes in illnesses that often arrive during the cold months through regular chiropractic care treatments.

Call Tannenbaum Chiropractic to speak with one of our Beverly Hills chiropractors. We can help you find relief and manage any pains that arrive this winter.

The American Chiropractic Association encourages the importance of chiropractic care during the winter months to sustain mental, physical, and emotional health. If you want to understand why chiropractic care is important during colder weather, here are the top ways that chiropractic care treatments in Beverly Hills can help you this winter.

Combat Seasonal Illnesses

Every year, it seems like Flu season becomes worse and worse. Recently, is no longer just the seasonal cold and flu that threatens to attack our immune system, but also Covid, RSV, Strep throat, and other infectious diseases spreading through the winter months. The possibility of contracting illness is increased as we crowd together for holiday shopping and festivities, feel increased holiday stress, and lose adequate sleep during daylight savings. The best way to help combat seasonal illnesses is by strengthening your immune system. While there are many ways to accomplish this, such as ensuring you are eating healthy, still exercising, and taking supplements, chiropractic care can actually give another needed immune system boost to help even further.

Regular chiropractic spinal adjustments improve the communication between the brain and body by correcting the alignment to the vertebrae, fortifying your immune system to prevent infection, as well as ensuring quicker reaction time if you do get sick, allowing you to fight off a less severe contraction of illness quicker. Additional treatments such as acupuncture have also been proven to assist the immune system.

Reduce Body Pain

Our bodies have specific physiological responses to colder temperatures—the joint fluids become viscous, stiffening the joints and contracting the muscles in an attempt to stay warm. This causes an overall stiffness in the body that can lead to pain and injury. Chiropractic care treatments can help to keep the muscles and joints loose so they can move freely. Even if you are not spending time in a freezing climate, the slow acclimation of relatively colder weather can still cause a physical response that leads to aches, pain, and even injury. Through regular spinal alignment and massage therapy, you can reduce joint and muscle pain that comes with winter.

Minimize Winter Related Injuries

While we may not get snow in Beverly Hills, the wondrous, snow-capped mountains of Southern California may still beckon you this winter for sports, activities, and holiday festivities. Snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and even sledding can lead to musculoskeletal injuries, that because of the cold, can be more severe. It is also easier to become injured in the cold because our bodies require even more warming up to loosen the joints and muscles before physical activity.

In addition to winter and snow sports, because of stiff bodies and cold weather responses, we are simply more prone to injuries in the winter. This can be from winter-related injuries like slipping on ice, or even something as minor as a stiff neck caused by low temperatures cascading into a pulled muscle later on. Prevention and treatment of cold weather-related injury is key to remaining healthy once it warms back up.

Prevent Depression and Seasonal Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), brought on by seasonal depression due to less sunlight and vitamin D and seasonal lifestyle stressors, affects 10 million Americans each year. Even of those who do not experience the more severe symptoms of SAD, up to 38% percent of people do experience some sort of seasonal depression known as “winter blues.” Chiropractic care can help individuals experiencing seasonal depression by stimulating the central nervous system and regulating hormone production.

Manage Holiday Stress

The holiday season, for all of its joy, is a stressful time of year. According to the American Psychological Association, 41% of Americans say their overall stress level significantly increases holiday season. Stress can lead to mental, physical, and emotional issues. Chiropractic care treatments such as massage therapy and acupuncture can help reduce stress by lowering cortisol and increasing endorphins, as well as purging the stress hormones from the body.

Winter Chiropractic Care in Beverly Hills

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic, we understand the importance of receiving chiropractic care treatments all year long. However, considering how colder weather and the winter months may exacerbate mental and physical ailments, it is even more important to take care of yourself and prevent injury and illness if possible. Through regular spinal alignments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and fire cupping, and sports therapy, Tannenbaum Chiropractic has you taken care of. We will find the best treatment plan for whatever comes your way this winter.

Call the Beverly Hills chiropractic team at Tannenbaum Chiropractic today and let us help you fight the effects of these cold weather months!