I Can Always Tell When It's Gonna Rain!
Q: I've never been able to understand why I experience joint pain more under certain weather conditions. How can a chiropractor help?
A: That's a good question and one that I receive more often than you may think. Here's what happens. The atmospheric pressure pushing upon our body is enormous. There is an equal pressure within us pushing outward, so this pressure is "neutralized". When the outside pressure drops before a storm, the pressure inside our bodies doesn't equalize as quickly as the atmospheric pressure and we "swell" or expand outward. When this happens, our body fluids flow into the tissue spaces, putting more pressure on the nerve endings. Aches and pains in areas like the joints are likely to follow. Of course, we can't do anything about the weather, but you can better cope with environmental changes. Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor can improve body mechanics, circulation and nerve flow, so you can enjoy good health and fewer weather-related symptoms. Dr/ Martin's chiropractic office in Irvine is conveniently located on Barranca Prkwy, on the ground level and can offer you same day pain relief.