The cold months offer special hazards for people in Northern regions. Dealing with Nebraska’s harsh winter weather can cause a number of strains and sprains that can lead to long-term dysfunction if not properly treated. Kosak Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers a number of treatment modalities to resolve pain and mobility problems caused by ice and snow injuries.
The litany of winter-related injuries may sound familiar to you. Shoveling the snow off the driveway may leave you with nagging lower back pain. Your shoulder may feel sore and stiff. You may have taken a slip on the ice and fallen on your tailbone or hip. Walking carefully on ice may leave your muscles feeling tight and tender, or it may have left you with a pinched nerve. Or you may be one of the many individuals who enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowboarding or ice-skating, which can sometimes lead to injuries. These problems can be resolved with prompt treatment that helps to get you moving comfortably again.
For most minor snow and ice-related injuries, rest, cold and warm compresses, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications will generally provide relief. However, if your injury lasts more than a day or two, you should see a chiropractor to receive more intensive treatment. Your Omaha chiropractor can do spinal adjustments to correct misalignments to relieve discomfort and provide better function in affected areas. We can also provide acupuncture for more effective pain relief. Acupuncture uses very fine needles inserted at specific nerve pathways to relieve discomfort. It is not a painful process and has been found to be an effective measure for treating pain, without the use of strong medications or steroid injections.
Dr. Kevin Kosak has done extensive training in chiropractic techniques and is certified in acupuncture treatment. We offer individualized treatment to help patients in Omaha NE and surrounding communities achieve relief from pain and better function after snow and ice related injuries. Call Kosak Chiropractic & Acupuncture today at (402) 964-0300 for an appointment to resolve your aches and pains from dealing with the harsh winter weather