If where you are is anything like where I am, this entire past week has been cloudy and full of rain. You know the phrase “April showers bring May flowers”? Well if that is indeed true, then my entire area should be filled to the brim with beautiful and colorful flowers come next month with all of the rain and mud I have had to find my way through just in the short time April has been here. While I look forward to these lovely floras, there is a more pressing issue during April, and that is the amount of pain I have been in due to the rain.
For any of you who suffer from chronic disorders such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, you will understand exactly what I mean. Even some of my friends who do not have these issues have recently been feeling the ache that they hear me complain of so often. Today is actually the first day where we have had less than five hours of rain for a full week, so it isn’t hard to imagine that it has begun to take a toll on many of us. The humidity and pressure that accompanies rain is something that can cause pretty severe pain, and the fact that we have had thunderstorms over the past few days as well means that the warm fronts, for once, aren’t helping.
There is a reason that most people feel bad while it rains. The cold and damp weather can settle until it feels like it’s in your bones. The constant ache affects many, even if they don’t realize it. Sometimes the pain level is low enough that it doesn’t actually register, but many do still feel it. However, the more severe your disorder is or the older you get, the more pain you will likely feel.
Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to help combat this pain. Stretching is a great way to loosen up your muscles and get your joints working again. Another thing that you can do is come into DiBella Chiropractic and see just how much better you’ll feel after a spinal adjustment. Getting your joints professionally cracked will help to relieve that pressure that settles during the rain storms, so come on in and leave feeling like a brand new person!