At Laurelhurst Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in being your go-to Portland chiropractor for all your spinal health and wellness needs. One of the more common reasons patients come into our office is to seek pain relief treatment, particularly during the winter months when chronic pain often becomes problematic.
Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain During the Winter in Portland?
If you suffer from chronic pain during the frigid winter months, you’re not alone. There are many potential reasons that you may suffer from pain during the winter, but for many, it has to do with the impact the cold, dry air has on the bones, joints, and muscles. Cold temperatures have a tendency to make objects contract, and this even applies to bones, muscles, and skin. This is exactly why, if you wear a ring on your hand, you may notice that it fits more loosely in the winter months and more snugly during the summer.
This, combined with the decrease in activity levels that many experience during the colder months, can really wreak havoc on the body and lead to chronic, widespread pain. Specifically, many patients experience ongoing neck and back pain that may become severe enough to affect their everyday lives.
How Chiropractic Treatment Might Help
Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to pain relief. In our office, we provide a number of chiropractic treatments that can help loosen up those tight muscles, relief back and neck pain/stiffness, and improve your overall wellness. Some of these pain relief methods include:
- chiropractic adjustment
- massage therapy
- electric stimulation
Before you turn to medications or more invasive treatment options to find pain relief, why not try treating the root of the problem with natural chiropractic care in our office?