Though winter in Jacksonville isn’t as bad as, say, Buffalo, New York, it can be cold and flu season and people may experience an increased risk of injury and stiffness, seasonal depression and aches and pains, especially if/when they travel up North.

As the weather gets colder, many people typically experience various health difficulties. While supplements are acceptable, the majority of people who care about their health turn to chiropractors for assistance. According to the American Chiropractic Association, receiving chiropractic care is essential for maintaining good physical, mental and emotional health during the colder months.

You might feel your muscles becoming stiffer and stiffer or have aches and pains in the chilly weather. People with specific health conditions or those who work outside in the winter are more likely to notice these issues, even in Florida!

How Does A Cold Climate Affect Your Health?

How Does A Cold Climate Affect Your Health

Cold weather may make your arthritis symptoms worse and prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy.

A sudden change in weather or atmospheric conditions, which can exacerbate your symptoms, may not be beneficial for people with conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. You also move more slowly in cold weather when your muscles are tense and stiff.

Here are some reasons to see a chiropractor during the colder months…

#1 Prevent Sickness

#1 Prevent Sickness

Your immune system can benefit from chiropractic treatment which aligns everything properly and re-establishes the relationship between your brain and body, allowing it to function more effectively.

#2 Joint Pain In Cold Weather Is Reduced By Chiropractic Care

People who experience joint pain all year long are aware that the weather has a significant impact on their discomfort. Changes in air pressure are to blame. As it gets colder outside, your joints get stiffer and more painful to move because the fluid inside them moves less freely. Along with making your joints stiffer, the cold makes your body contract and makes it difficult for your muscles to relax. Regular chiropractic adjustments can aid in reducing this stiffness while maintaining the flexibility and looseness of your muscles and joints. Chiropractic therapy also lessens any pain brought on by the cold.

#3 Chiropractors Help You Manage Stress

For many people, the onset of the winter months may be stressful. It might be stressful to organize events and do last-minute errands for holidays. Body discomfort and headache complaints typically increase in the fall and winter.

You should visit your chiropractor frequently to keep stress from damaging you. Chiropractic therapy uses several techniques to reduce stress.

You will be able to carry out your responsibilities and cope with the chilly weather simultaneously if you are in good shape both mentally and physically.

#4 Reduction Of Stiffness

Your body strives to maintain a constant temperature to keep you warm, which makes it stiffer the colder you are. While your body’s natural reaction to the cold may be an attempt to maintain your body heat, it also raises your risk of injury because it’s more difficult to move when you’re stiff.

Chiropractic therapy throughout the winter months helps to release your muscles and joints, increasing mobility and range of motion. This reduces stiffness and lowers your risk of injury.


Colder weather in the winter months can mean joint pain for many Floridians, especially those who travel back up North now and then. There is relief available thanks to chiropractic care. Call Thrive Health Center of Jacksonville, Florida, at 904-683-9397 for more info.