Winter time brings lots of snow related activities for both adults and kids. These include sledding, skiing, ice skating, and shoveling. While most of them are a lot of fun, they can also cause muscle spasms, strains, and back and body pain. Chiropractors specialize in relieving these back and body spasms, strains and pains. In addition, there some important steps to help avoid some of these winter activity related aches and pains.
When sledding, the spine often times is jarred going over jumps. When ice skating, both kids and adults will generally fall on their rear more than of couple times. Skiing and snowboarding also put stress on the joints in the spine and can cause pose some serious risks if you fall. Shoveling, when done improperly, wreaks havoc on the muscles and the spine.
After a long day of winter fun, our bodies often suffer. But the pain doesn’t have to last. Gentle chiropractic adjustments are a great way to get your body feeling better and in better alignment. Remember to get your kids checked too! While they may not complain of pain, their bodies and spines have experienced the same stresses. A chiropractor who specializes in kids will be able to make sure that their spines are in line.
Some of the aches and pains of winter fun can be avoided by following these suggestions:
Source: The American Chiropractic Association www.acatoday.org/HealthTips
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