When the weather turns colder, we would all like to spend more time indoors, relaxing and watching movies, doing crafts, or engaging in home improvement projects. But the reality is that most of us still spend significant time outside when the weather is cold and snowy. We shovel our driveways, and we shovel the driveways and walkways of family members who cannot do that for themselves. Before the snow arrives, we may spend time raking leaves and clearing brush from the trees on our properties. Working outdoors can be painful. St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center is a great source of relief from the aches and pains that come from working outside.
Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain
We work with many of our clients to help them overcome all different types of injuries. It is common for our clients to experience falls at work or injure their lower backs doing some form of the outdoor work. Cleaning gutters, shoveling snow, raking leaves puts pressure on your lower back. Of course, not all injuries that our clients experience are specific to a major muscle group. Some schedule time with us because of repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can also occur by performing tasks outdoors in the colder weather. The treatments we offer are ideal responses to those kinds of issues.
Chiropractic care is a large umbrella that covers many things. The first thought to occur to most people when they hear the term ‘chiropractic care’ is about chiropractic adjustment. This is for good reason. The chiropractic adjustment is a very effective way of helping the body back into proper alignment. When the spine is out of alignment, the person can experience everything from a minor tingling in one leg to excruciating pain in the lower back. If we identify the cause of the pain as being the result of spinal misalignment, we can relieve the pain by helping the spine back into its proper alignment.
Importance Of Spinal Alignment
A spine that is out of alignment places stress on the muscles that support it, so we often recommend massage therapy as a treatment to relieve the discomfort. Massaging muscles that have been under tension for prolonged periods releases stress and allows the muscles to function more efficiently. An added benefit of massage is that it stimulates the body’s immune system. The body’s immune response attacks the waste material released from muscles, and the result is that good feeling that is so often reported by recipients of massage.
Whether your pain is the result of working outside or inside, St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center can help you. Call us at (651) 644-7207 to schedule an appointment.