Chiropractors specialize in treating conditions that affect your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Because of this, chiropractors are recognized as the leading choice for athletes who are interested in preventative and performance-based health care. Used widely across many sports, chiropractic adjustment and therapy can help to boost overall performance, decrease downtime due to injury, and keep athletes in top shape.
Regardless of age, athletes who participate in activities that are high impact and consist of repetitive motion often experience some type of sports related injury. According to a study conducted by BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, athletes who received chiropractic treatment on a regular basis missed less games because they experienced less strain injuries. (Think: tackling in football, crouching as a catcher in baseball or softball, repeated movements as a gymnast.) Avoiding injuries is optimal—and if you have experienced an injury, healing as rapidly as possible is critical to overall well-being and your ability to continue to enjoy the sport you love. These athletes also experienced an improvement in overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic Spinal Health and Subluxations
Many people don’t realize how critical spinal health is to proper functioning of not only the musculoskeletal system but the entire body. When misalignments or subluxations develop within your spine, the results can lead to chronic pain, fatigue, strain, stress, limited mobility, and reduced performance. Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can occur from trauma and injury, in addition to toxins and stress. Chiropractors are the only healthcare providers trained to diagnose and treat subluxations. These misalignments hinder the optimal function of the nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and a network of nerve cells and fibers that transmit signals to different parts of the body.
Chiropractic and Youth Athletes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 2.6 million children are treated for some type of sport’s related injury each year. Chiropractic care isn’t just for pros and adults—children who are involved in any sport can reap huge benefits from ongoing care. Chiropractic is perfectly safe for children of any age and is an important tool for preventing long-term damage to your child’s growing body. Whether your child is in a contact sport like football or hockey or a non-contact sport like gymnastics or swimming, Regular exams, adjustments, and therapies are essential whether your child is in a contact sport like football or hockey or a non-contact sport like gymnastics or swimming.
Choose Chiropractic First
Sports injuries may range from tendonitis and muscle soreness often seen in runners to more serious injuries such a ligament tears or herniated discs. Chiropractors focus care on the musculoskeletal system so choosing chiropractic care after a sports injury is a great first line of defense and can decrease the likelihood of surgery and further injury. Talk to your chiropractor to learn more about how regular care can boost your performance, as well as prevent and manage injury.
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About All Star Chiropractic
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, All Star Chiropractic and Rehabilitation emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
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