Blog

Cold Weather and Chronic Pain

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

Atlanta GA Othopaedic SurgeonsThere's a lot to love about cooler fall temperatures - sipping on your favorite pumpkin spice concoctions, cozying up by the fire, watching your kids kick around in a big pile of freshly-raked leaves.

Not on that list - more noticeable chronic back and joint pain. It's long been reported that colder weather can have a negative affect on chronic pain, and while the scientific data is limited, anecdotal evidence supports the connection. Some research also suggests that changes in barometric pressure can aggravate spine and joint conditions, and that constriction of blood vessels due to the cold can make pain worse.

If chilly temps are affecting your pain levels, there are things you can do at home to get some relief. Try some of these the next time the cold kicks up your chronic pain:

  • A warm bath with Epsom salt
  • Short-term use of heating pads
  • Heat wraps from the drug store or pharmacy
  • Keeping muscles warm with exercise to avoid stiffness, swelling, inflammation and pain

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians also offers a wide range of treatment options to help you get a handle on your chronic back and joint pain, regardless of the weather. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about how we can get you back on your feet, pain-free.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Circle Us on Google+

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians - Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon
5788 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246


View Larger Map

Free MRI Review! Get a Free Second Opinion.Is Minimally Invasive Treatment Right for You?
Testimonials
powered by BirdEye
Latest posts

Clearing Up The Confusion Between An Injury And Muscle Pain

At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we treat all kinds of sports related injuries. Our physicians specialize in helping athletes recover from injuries and return to peak performance levels. We use the most advanced and minimally invasive treatment methods for all of our athletes

A Little Known Muscle We Know As the Psoas

There is a little known muscle known as the psoas. You pronounce it “SO-as.” It’s surprising how so few people have ever heard of this muscle due to the fact that it is so vital to all movements. Almost all activities and sports that you participate in require the recruitment of your psoas muscles.

Choose from one of our 7 locations
North Atlanta

North Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
5788 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 935-9110
Fax: (770) 234-6735

South Atlanta

South Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Decatur

Decatur Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
DeKalb Medical Center Campus
2665 N. Decatur Rd, Suite 440
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 382-7678
Fax: (770) 234-6803

Macon

Macon Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
3200 Riverside Parkway
Building C Suite 200
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 273-8120
Fax: (770) 679-8647

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Sandy Springs Location

Orthopedic Surgery Center
of Sandy Springs

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging South Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Savannah

Savannah Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6600 Abercorn St, Suite 206
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496

Savannah

Savannah

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
11702 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496