Whether you are a professional athlete, CrossFit enthusiast, or occasional yogi, chiropractic can help improve your athletic performance. Many famous athletes swear that Chiropractic has helped improved their athletic performance. Arnold Scharzenegger, Lance Armstrong, and Barry Bonds are a few famous athletes that have sworn by Chiropractic. Sports are great for improving physical health, and developing fine motor skills. Even with all of the wonderful benefits of sports, athlete’s bodies are definitely impacted by the sports they are playing. When the spine becomes stresses due to alter movements or misalignments, the result is vertebral subluxations which create areas of irritation in the nervous system. As a result athletic performance can suffer. With Chiropractic adjustments, we make sure to remove the stress from the nervous system so the patient can perform at their optimal level.
Spinal adjustments reduce irritation of the nerve roots between the vertebrae, which shorten the healing time from minor injuries, and improve performance. Athletes who get routine adjustments notice improved athletic performance, increased range of motion, better flexibility, increased blood flow, and suffer fewer injuries. Chiropractic care is a natural way to relieve the strain that is being placed on the body. Many studies have shown that chiropractic treatment helps athletes recover from injuries without the need for painkillers or invasive surgery. The joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments are all pain sensitive tissues. If there are any abnormal alignment patterns in the spinal column, this can place an abnormal amount of stress and strain on any of the tissues.
Studies have shown that 60 to 90 percent of all headaches are a result of neck injuries. Many athletes, especially those involved in contact sports like football and hockey, complain of headaches every now and then. Most headaches can be relieved by correcting the neck.
In conjunction with physical therapy, most shoulder injuries can be resolved. When shoulder injuries create muscle damage or strain, the alignment of the spine is neglected. By favoring the sore areas of your body, you may be causing injuries to other areas of your body by compensating.
Often when we have subluxations, muscles tighten and the spine becomes less flexible. Frequent adjustments improve mobility, which improves the movement on and off of the field.
Tennis Elbow Relief
50% of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow. Many of these cases can be improved from joint manipulation and chiropractic care.
Injury and strain are more like to occur for those who are not properly aligned, and the muscle tone is asymmetrical from one side of the body to the other. This creates one side being weaker than the other.
Promote Faster Healing After Injury
When misalignment occurs on top of an injury, the body goes into healing mode. Muscles around the injury grow overly tight to try and protect the area. Keeping the spine in alignment will reduce the strain and pressure on the injured joints.
Improved Nerve Communication
When the spine is misaligned, the ability for nerve communication from the brain and spinal cord to the other parts of the body may be hindered.
Dizziness is oftern a result of subluxations in the spine. Athletes who are adjusted are better balanced and better able to perform on the field.
Sources: https://allamericanhealthcare.net/5-ways-athletes-benefit-from-chiropractic-care/ ; http://www.arcadiachiro.com/why-chiropractic-care-helps-athletic-performance/#prettyPhoto
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