Physical activities and exercises bring amazing health benefits. At the same time, depending on the sport and level at which it is practiced, it can cause repetitive, severe impacts on the joints. Many scientific studies have shown faster injury recovery for athletes under chiropractic care, rather than with medications or surgery. In addition, it helps to improve the movement and flexibility of the spine and body, assuring that the joints and bones are correctly aligned, thus helping increase one’s overall physical performance.
Chiropractic improves adaptability to mental and physical sports challenges, recovery pace, and reduction in number of injuries.
Athletes’ performances have benefited from chiropractic care for many years and recently. It is a natural way to increase health and athletic performance without the use of medication. From professionals to occasional runners, tennis, golf, basketball, football, cross fitness, swimmers etc. All benefit from chiropractic care.
How and why does chiropractic care work for athletes?
A misaligned spine can cause inflammation and pinching of nerves, which will cause pain and muscle tension. This can also decrease the correct communication and function of the messages from the brain to the extremities, thus affecting one’s performance.
Chiropractic adjustments break apart old adhesions within the joint capsules and correctly align the joints, which allows correct movement. Improves the communication of the nervous system to the brain, spine and all other parts of the body.
Correct alignment of the spine contributes to correct muscle function and equal muscle tone on both sides of the body. Muscle imbalance on one side of the body can overload the other side and decrease performance, increasing the probability of deformation or injury.
One of the most common reasons athletes seek chiropractic care, is to promote correct and rapid healing after injuries.
Benefits of regular chiropractic care for athletes
Improves flexibility of the spine and extremities
Improve proper muscular response when exercising and global motion
Improves overall athletic physical performance
80% of back problems in adults originate in childhood.
Elderly patients can greatly benefit from regular chiropractic care, improving quality of life.
Chiropractic improves health and prevents illness