Sports and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
Spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow
reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic
care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular.
Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes
are employing chiropractic doctors —because they demand results.
The lumbar spine is the most frequently injured area of the spine.
Sports injuries among youngsters are often ignored as “growing pains”.
Regular chiropractic checkups can help avoid problems seen later in adults.
Help prevent sports injuries by proper stretching, warm-up and cool-down exercises, and by staying fit.
Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are
fixated and not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain,
chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation. Muscles, tendons
and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance.
Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, decrease blood
supply, and literally “take you out of the game.”
Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft
tissues and reduces the deconditioning effect of being on the
An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve
muscle tone and help you recover from strains, sprains, and other
activity-restricting health problems.
Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is prevention!
Ask your Doctor of Chiropractic for a care plan based on your age,
condition, and health objectives. Find out if chiropractic care can
help restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your
Problems can start with the spine and affect the extremities, or they
can begin with an extremity, like a knee or an ankle and then create
further compensation problems in the spine. Either way, many
sports-related injuries involve the spine.
Professional athletes, “weekend warriors” and those who just want to
remain fit, are discovering the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
Proper spinal function is essential for peak performance at work or play.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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