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Cold weather

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 12/09/2013 - 3:56 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
the cold really makes me achy. The other day I saw those hand warmer gel packs in the store for 1$. I thought I am going to try one in my scarf to keep my neck warm while I go out for my walks. Has anyone tried that? I really don't want to stop walking unless it gets icy/snowy. Just what I need would be to slip on the ice.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    I'm hearing you necksoup, every year it gets tougher to endure the cold weather. Do whatever works for you and stay active without the risk of slipping and falling. For many years I enjoyed winter activities in the snow. As I've gotten older with more health issues I've taken my physical activities and workouts indoors. It certainly is safer.
  • Both of you, the cold weather really takes a toll on keeping in shape outside. I needed to get out tonight and a lot of the parking lots were very slippery and icy it just snowed a little bit, but it's very cold and turned to ice. That is all we need is to break a elbow or worse. Trust me I have fallen several times during the winter and it hurts!!! So far I've never broken any bones, have landed on my bottom but it still Hurts.

    Take care everyone & be careful when outside and it's icy...

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    I have found that over the years, its not so much the cold that bothers me, its the change in the seasons. I get more problems when Winter turns to Spring, Spring turns to Summer, Summer to Fall and Fall to Winter. Generally last about a week and then my body adjusts.

    Other than that, living in the northeast, I am pretty used to the cold, I dont like it, but I know I can always dress up to keep warm.

    BUT Ice/Snow does present problems. I have boots that have cleats on the bottoms. This gives me some better traction when I go outside. But as what Susabell says, falling is NO fun.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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