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Winter got you down? You are not alone, we all tend to slow down during this season.

Why are you fatigued in winter?

In winter, it gets dark early, it’s cold, you probably spend the whole day wearing multiple layers of clothes, drinking tea/coffee/hot chocolates that just provide short-term relief but increase the number of bathroom visits. Most of us just want to snuggle under the covers and hibernate until the season passes.  

Though there is no certified link between cold weather and joint pain, one cannot ignore how many people complain about the pain, swelling, irritations or tenderness of their joints during this season. Winter is also known as the colds and flu season.

An aching or painful body can easily take away your energy and leaves you feeling extremely tired, even if you haven’t done anything. It seems most of us have given up and accepted that this is part of our everyday lives.

Is there really nothing we can do about it?

The best prescription for fatigue is a proper goodnight’s sleep, but when you are fatigued and cold even something as natural as sleep becomes a mission.

So how does a chiropractor come into play?

Chiropractors are well-known for their knack in moderating pain in the body; helping you to restore a bit of that energy. Chiropractic adjustments and massages can help the body’s nervous system to function more effectively. The nervous system the brain to control body functions; including energy levels.

Nerves are connected to the spinal cord, so if your spine is not well aligned, the nervous system is damaged and the body’s functions are affected. This leads to lack of energy and extreme tiredness. Chiropractic adjustments can eliminate misalignment(s) and help activate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and further help to fight illnesses.

Chiropractic massages can also be used to remedy fatigue because they trigger points and flush out pain substances; potentially help reduce the symptoms of fatigue. These treatments can lessen joint inflammation and help to increase one’s range of motion.  

To find out more about how chiropractic care can help you manage winter fatigue, contact us and we will be glad to help you.

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