Chiropractic for Sports Injury
Exercise is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are a yogi, hiker, soccer player, or runner, some form of exercise is essential. To perform at your peak athletic ability, it is important to maintain a healthy nervous system. Chiropractic care is centered on the health of your nervous system, and will keep your spine in proper alignment which allows your body to function optimally. With regular chiropractic adjustments, you will feel healthier and enjoy a larger range of motion and flexibility. This also means you are less likely to suffer from an injury, and if you do, you will benefit from a faster recovery time.
Discs located between the bones of the spine work as shock absorbers which help you to jump, flex, bend and run without pain or causing damage to the vertebrae. These discs can sometimes become inflamed or herniated as a result of athletic injury. Non-invasive treatments like chiropractic care are ideal for athletes as surgery can potentially cause more aggravation to the existing problem or extensive scar tissue. As chiropractors, we are trained to specifically treat disc and spinal injuries in a safe and effective way.
Chiropractic care isn’t just for back injuries. We commonly treat whiplash, which occurs when the neck is quickly and forcefully pushed backwards or forwards (or both!) in a “whipping” motion. Contact sports like football should be done with care and protection as there is an increased risk for whiplash. The inflammation that results, along with possible damage to disks, causes limited range of motion and pain. We use gentle and effective manipulations to restore the neck to its proper form.
When participating in physical activities, be aware of your body’s abilities and remember that it was made to move. Don’t let sports related injuries hold you back when chiropractic care can help!