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Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments For Athletes

If you or your children are involved in sports, you may have heard of teammates receiving chiropractic treatment to help them recover from an athletic injury or to give them a competitive edge. Many athletes benefit from sports chiropractic care, for injury prevention and recovery, as well as optimizing physical performance.

What Does A Chiropractor Do?

Chiropractors are medical professionals who perform spinal manipulation and adjustments to the musculoskeletal system and nervous systems. They ensure optimal spinal alignment and promote natural health care.

A sports chiropractor specializes in supporting athletes - whether they are younger athletes competing for fun, or serious athletes on professional sports teams. They are trained to work on athletic injuries and overall wellness to enhance athletic performance.

They also provide care to support athletes during training, increase performance and prevent injuries by ensuring good musculoskeletal alignment and encouraging recovery after an injury. They are also trained to notice the earliest signs of concern.

Sports chiropractic care helps with more than just the spine - it provides therapeutic support to all joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Sports chiropractors are specialized in addressing sports-related concerns and overuse or traumatic injuries; however, qualified, experienced general chiropractors also provide excellent treatment for athletes.

What Is Typically Included In A Chiropractic Treatment?

A chiropractor performs chiropractic adjustments for musculoskeletal alignment. This can be done by hand or with special tools. The adjustments are very fine, and controlled movements to restore optimal alignment. As health care advocates, some chiropractors also suggest exercises for recovery or strengthening, provide nutritional advice, and other therapies, such as massage.

They will also diagnose and provide guidance on musculoskeletal concerns. A body mechanic evaluation is conducted before treatments begin.

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Ongoing Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic care can help with promoting wellness, not just treating an injury. It encourages symmetry in the body, which can improve blood flow, better muscle tone and function, and more. A well-aligned body can move better, with more strength and balance.

Prevent Injuries

Chiropractors prevent injuries, such as overuse injuries, by ensuring excellent alignments, so the body does not have to deal with the added stresses of compensating for itself. In most sports, certain muscles or parts of the body are used extensively, while others may not be as developed. Chiropractic care helps counteract this imbalance, to stop it before an injury occurs.

Since chiropractors are trained to notice the earliest signs of concern, they can quickly address any issues during chiropractic adjustments.

Optimize Performance

Regular chiropractic care will also optimize athletic performance. Many professional athletes use chiropractic services regularly, not just for sports injuries.

Chiropractic treatments can help restore an improved range of motion, increasing strength, flexibility, and endurance. Joints are manipulated to restore and enhance motion, improve posture, and maintain good skeletal alignment and muscle balance.

It improves muscle function, as well. Chiropractic care can address muscle imbalances before they become ongoing and turn into larger issues. Chiropractic doctors will also recommend exercises to complement the adjustments, to further improve posture and body systems.

Recovering From Sports Injuries

Chiropractic offers natural pain management for sports-related injuries.

Speeds Healing

Research has shown that chiropractic treatments help promote healing, for reduced time away from your sports. It also helps ensure complete healing, with no lingering effects from the injury.

When you receive chiropractic treatment, fatigued and injured muscles can relax, reducing the chances of strains and muscle spasms, misalignments due to muscles pulling the skeletal system out of alignment, and relieving tension headaches.

Natural Pain Management Solution

Chiropractic treatments provide back and neck pain relief. It is not just about the spine, though, as it can also help with joint pain in other locations, too, like knee and shoulder pain.

Chiropractic care provides pain relief from musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and injuries. Readjusting vertebrae that are compressing spinal nerves due to misalignment - which is extremely painful - relieves the pressure on those nerves.

Additional natural therapies to relieve pain may also be performed or recommended, including massage, ultrasound therapy, or others.

Because chiropractic treatment methods provide pain relief without pain medications, they make for excellent complementary care with other parts of a treatment plan, such as ultrasound and physical therapy, soft tissue techniques like massage therapy, and cold laser therapy.

A side benefit of this is that sleep quality is improved, with all of the benefits that this entails. Athletes can enjoy increased energy throughout the day, and be more alert.

Chiropractic care also reduces the risks associated with over-dependence on painkillers, which can be a risk for athletes who are pushing their bodies to the limit. Painkillers simply mask pain, and over time lead to issues such as addictions, dependence, or 'immunity' to them.

Massage Therapy alleviate stress, and improve circulation

Impact Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center provides athletes' chiropractic care to meet their individual needs and sports goals. Our chiropractic physicians have experience treating a range of athletes suffering from a variety of concerns and can help you, too.


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