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Boost Athletic Performance With Chiropractic

We tend to associate athletes with health and prime conditioning, not aches and pains. Why on earth would they need chiropractic care? Actually, chiropractic adjustments can be very beneficial to athletes and even help improve performance!

Sports are a great way to stay healthy, keep the body flexible, and develop character traits, but athletes of all kinds from local Little Leaguers to pro players can get hurt or suffer pain from overuse injuries. Chiropractic treatments can help manage the pain or discomfort from injuries and protect players from injury in the first place.

4 Ways Chiropractic Care Helps Athletes

  1. Injury Prevention. Routine chiropractic care helps maintain proper body mechanics and alignment, both of which can help prevent injuries from occurring. Regular care also helps protect the body from overuse injuries by maintaining flexibility and range of motion and reducing inflammation.
  2. Pain Relief. The body takes a lot of stress during sports and the spine plays an important role in movement and function. Since the spine is connected to nerves, tissues, muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs, even the smallest spinal misalignments can cause pain. And that pain can occur anywhere in the body, not just the back. Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments, reducing pressure and strains to reduce and eliminate pain.
  3. Acute Care. When an injury does occur, chiropractic adjustments can help manage the pain and discomfort. Care may include massage, stretching, trigger point release, and gentle spinal adjustments to provide relief of headaches, shoulder and neck pain, knee, hips, and ankle pain and more.
  4. Boosts Performance. Regular visits to the chiropractic keep the body in tip-top shape by promoting flexibility, improving range of motion, and increasing blood flow not to mention alleviating any lingering aches and pains that may be holding you back.

In addition to the benefits listed above, chiropractic is a drug-free way to manage pain. Rather than masking pain, which is just symptom of an underlying problem, chiropractic care addresses the root cause of the pain. By correcting subluxations and muscle strains or releasing trigger points, chiropractors fix the cause of the pain and create long-lasting, effective relief.

Find Out If Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Athletic Performance

If you are an athlete who is dealing with ongoing pain, stiffness, or reduced range of motion, chiropractic care may be able to help you get back in the game. Our safe, gentle methods provide effective relief for children and adults who either need help managing pain or injury or who want to prevent injuries from occurring.

Learn more about chiropractic care for athletes by contacting Unity Chiropractic at 615-920-4550.