The first major snowstorm of the year just rolled through Utah, and if you were like many of us, you were out there shoveling some heavy snow! Salt Lake is no stranger to snow, in fact, we receive about 54 inches of snowfall yearly! Shoveling the snow can lead to muscles strains and pains. Properly treating some of these conditions in an early stage can help to prevent additional injuries. In addition, proper chiropractic care helps to reduce inflammation and restore proper range of motion, allowing the muscles to function properly on a daily basis. Not only do we see an increase in back strains this time of year, it is common for people to slip and fall in the snow, not to mention injuries sustained from car crashes that occur in the winter. Even colds and flu can make your body feel terrible and the muscles ache. Fortunately, Life Health Medical Center specializes in preventing injuries and illness that are common in the winter months.
Salt Lake City Chiropractic Care for Snow Injuries
Snowboarding and skiing season is upon us, which also sees an increase in patients dealing with painful injuries. It’s common for people to have serious muscle strains following the first ski run of the season. When the muscles aren’t properly stretched and prepared for an all-day snow-skiing adventure, it can easily lead to strains and tears. Correct chiropractic care is designed to help your body remain in proper condition so it is ready for the snow. Using correct modalities, the muscles are able to respond properly when under intense stress, which is common during an intense day on the slopes.
Stiff Joints? Try Chiropractic Care!
Cold and flu season is upon us, and the air quality in Utah never seems to help. Cold weather not only comes with the inversion in Utah, the cold also causes the elastic tissue in the joints to become stiff and can feel achy. If you wake in the morning and you feel particularly stiff, it’s time to schedule a consultation at Life Health Medical Center. Patients often feel stiff joints in the morning when suffering from arthritis, and the cold air tends to increase this stiffness and pain.
Chiropractic Care for Cold and Flu
Spinal manipulation has been shown to help strengthen the immune system when you are battling a cold. There is a link between the immune system and the Central Nervous System, and a spinal manipulation helps to restore the strength and balance of the immune system. At our Salt Lake Chiropractic Clinic, we often treat children with fevers and ear infections in addition to colds that just seem to hang around for weeks on end. A spinal manipulation helps the Central Nervous System by reducing stress through proper function and alignment, helping to support the immune system. When it comes to cold and flu, consider a spinal adjustment instead of always relying on over-the-counter medications to make it through the day.
Winter Sports Injury Treatment
From the snowboarding knee injury to the person that slips and falls on ice in the parking lot, we’ve seen just about everything related to winter injuries. Our job is to help patients with the best treatment plans based on their bodies individual needs. We focus on treating the entire body to bring balance back to the body, not just treating the symptoms of the injury. Sprains, strains, and muscle aches are the most common ailments people face from winter injuries. Our chiropractic care treatments are designed to focus on providing adjustment and modalities to improve flexibility, address muscle tightness, and working the muscles to help break up scar tissue. Correct adjustment can help to improve your posture, making it easier to maintain your balance, and reduce the risk of slips and falls on the snow and ice.
Let Life Health Medical Center help you beat your winter injuries! Contact our office for spinal adjustments, massages, posture improvement, muscle training, and more! Our team is here to help you avoid those painful injuries and strengthen your immune system for this year’s cold and flu season in Utah! Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.