Cold Weather Aches and Pains
Florham Park, NJ is finally seeing our first cold weather of the year and with it comes aches and pains for many of our patients. Why do some people experience more discomfort in cold weather?
Differences in barometric pressure might be one cause. Pain patients are also fairly sensitive to any type of painful stimulus, like cold, and that might also be why some people experience more pain in the winter.
While we are unable to control the weather conditions, we can do some things to relieve the pain from the winter months:
- Get some exercise. Nothing warms up your body like physical activity, plus it helps boost your mood and keeps you fit!
- Stay hydrated. When it's chilly out and the humidity is low, it's easy to get dehydrated. Drink lots of water during the cold months of winter.
- Heat therapy. A heating pad can really do a lot to reduce aches and pains.
- See your chiropractor! We're trained to help people with musculoskeletal pain and conditions, and we can help not only ease the aches and pains of wintertime, but, more importantly, help solve the root problem causing the pain in the first place.
Chiropractic is safe and effective for so many conditions. If you'd like to get out of pain without medications and/or surgery, give our Florham Park, NJ office a call today at (973) 845-6282 for an appointment.