Sports

Consulting a chiropractor

 

Professional athletes, “weekend warriors”, joggers and those who want to stay in shape are discovering the benefits of chiropractic care. Why is that?

 

Many sports related injuries involve the spine.

 

Spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shortened 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.

 

Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are “locked up”, 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, affect delicate nerves, decrease blood supply, and can take you out of the game. Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines.

 

Improving muscle tone can help prevent some sports injuries.

 

An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve muscle tone and help you avoid 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 chiropractor for a care plan based on your age, condition, and health objectives. Find out if chiropractic care can restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

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