Athletes are always looking for a competitive edge and ways to prevent sports injuries. More athletes at every level of competition are turning to chiropractic as a key part of their care. College and professional teams are even hiring
chiropractors to be a part of their staffs. If athletes are using chiropractic to improve their health and performance naturally, don’t you deserve the same benefits of chiropractic?
Muscle weakness and tight muscles due to not being flexible put anybody at risk of having a sports injury. While playing sports you can get injured from a direct trauma while colliding with other players, slipping, falling or joints jammed in the wrong direction. You can also experience injuries due to overuse of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Many sports involve repetitive motions that cause strains, sprains, tears and inflammation.
Chiropractic care is extremely important in the treatment of sports injuries but can be equally utilized in improving performance and to prevent sports injuries in the first place. Chiropractic can help prevent injuries from becoming chronic and permanent. Some chiropractors are trained in sports injuries and how to prevent sports injuries. These doctors can best advise you in how to care for an injury and prevent future ones. There are studies that recommend chiropractic as the most effective conservative care for athletes with back pain.
Chiropractors that work with athletes incorporate a combination of chiropractic spinal adjustments, extremity adjusting, therapeutic stretching and exercises that address imbalances while improving strength and stability to weak joints and supporting structures. A chiropractor that has a sports background and specializes with athletes can help prevent sports injuries and provide the edge on the field you are looking for.