All teams in the National Football League use chiropractic services. Of all world-class athletes, 90% use chiropractic to prevent injuries and to enhance their performance (source). Most people that visit chiropractors think they only benefit the spine, but chiropractic can benefit every part of the body.
Athletes reap the most benefits from chiropractic because they use their bodies much more than the average person. Chiropractic care has been shown to aid recovery more effectively than medication and drugs in preventing pain. Also, chiropractic helps athletes in numerous other ways. Muscles, joints, nerves, ligaments, and the spine all benefit from chiropractic.
4 Ways Athletes Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic increases range of motion and flexibility in the joints. Athletes benefit from increased performance and resilience to stress involved in high intensity sports. It’s not uncommon for sports to cause injuries to joints, discs, nerves, and ligaments. Having an aligned spine also leads to less strain in areas of the body where sports related injuries commonly happen.
Whole Body Treatment
Athletes who go to a chiropractor receive care for their whole body, not only areas specific to their sports. If the spine is aligned, this helps with imbalances in the body which may lead to injuries later. It’s important to use preventative adjustments in order to prevent wear over the long run.
Injury Specific Care
Our chiropractors can typically find the reason for an injury and adjust the body allowing for a quicker recovery.
Some common sports injuries that benefit from chiropractic care:
- Knee Injuries
- Strains and Sprains
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Shin Splints
- And others
Chiropractic care is very beneficial to athletes because it relieves pain. After a match or intense training, you may not be able to train or play the next day to your full potential. A chiropractor can help mitigate soreness by releasing the stress in your muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, and nerves.
Chiropractic treatments on a regular basis can improve your performance, reduce your pain, injuries, and help you recover from injuries so you can get back to the sport you love.
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