What Does Chiropractic Care do for Athletes? | Dynamic Wellness


When people hear about chiropractic care, they often think that it’s just about fixing problems with the neck or the back. The truth is, chiropractic has a lot of benefits. As long as the condition affects your spine, your chiropractor can help you address it through realignment.

People who suffer from strains, sprains, neck pain, and many other spinal problems should visit their chiropractor to see how spinal manipulation can help them. But if you are an athlete, or at least you are physically active, you are more likely to see the many benefits of chiropractic care.

As long as their concern is related to their musculoskeletal system, there’s a good chance that a chiropractor can help them.

What makes chiropractic care a suitable treatment method for athletes is the fact that these people are more susceptible to various injuries that can cause misalignment of the spine. A chiropractor can help reduce their downtime by simply putting things back to the way they were.

Here are some of the ways chiropractic care can help athletes.

It Reduces Pain without the use of Prescription Drugs

This alternative treatment method is a safe and non-invasive method that does not rely on prescription drugs such as opiates and opioids. Drug use is strictly prohibited in most athletic events, and can ruin a person’s career. And though most painkillers are prescribed legally in order to address different levels of pain, some of these substances can be addictive.

So while sports injuries are somewhat common during training and competitions, this is no reason to start abusing prescription painkillers. If you are an athlete and you want to eliminate that possibility altogether, then chiropractic care may work as an alternative for you.

With chiropractic care, you can address many physical problems in your joints, nerves, muscles, discs, and ligaments, without the need for invasive procedures like surgery. In fact, even athletes like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appreciate the painkilling benefits of chiropractic, saying: “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”

As we all know, the spine is a very important physical structure. When you receive chiropractic care, you ensure the health of your entire nervous system, and in turn, your overall health.

It Helps the Body Recover and Reduces Likelihood of Future Damage

Constant training can affect your spine and muscles in a way that can actually hinder your performance. This happens due to overexertion. Sports like football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and wrestling are all physically demanding. It requires a lot of effort for anybody to play these games—and it requires tons more to play them competitively.

If your athletic performance is compromised due to sports injuries, you can help it recover naturally through chiropractic care. This method actually accelerates the healing process by removing the imperfections in movement that the spine exhibits.

And because of the way spinal adjustments can ensure your nervous system’s functionality, it can improve your physical performance in the long run. If your body is working perfectly, you are less likely to get injured.

In fact, Tom Brady isn’t the only athlete who use chiropractic to take their performance to the next level: Lance Armstrong, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronda Rousey, Dan O’Brien, and Michael Phelps, are among the most famous athletes that have attributed some of their success to chiropractic care.

It Treats a Wide Range of Sports Injuries

Neck pain and back pain aren’t the only conditions that this alternative treatment method is used for. In fact, both high-impact and low-impact athletes can benefit from regular spinal adjustments. That’s how good it is.

Starting off with some of the simpler conditions: chiropractic care works great against headaches, shoulder pain, and ankle injuries. Headaches distract you from the game and keep you from giving it everything you have. Shoulder pain and ankle injuries can affect your performance and even prevent you from playing altogether.

Your chiropractor can also help with more serious concerns from whiplash to degenerative disc disease. They can help with coccydynia, herniated disc, myofascial pain, sciatica, spondylosis, and piriformis syndrome.

If you want to learn more about how this treatment can help you, visit a nearby chiropractor today! They won’t just treat your sports injuries, they’ll even help you step up your game.

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