Sports and Chiropractic
3 Ways An Athlete (Or Weekend Warrior) Benefit From Chiropractic Care
1. Non- invasive treatment. Chiropractic care is performed without the use of medication. This means side effects are extremely minimal when treating athletes who are in need of care. This allows athletes to start the recovery process without covering up symptoms, which is nature's way of saying your body needs a break and is a very important protective mechanism which shouldn't be ignored.
2. Undo the punishment sports can cause. Athletic performance is the combination of strength, endurance, flexibility, and speed. A lack of any of those will result in sub optimal performance. Chiropractic care has been shown to increase all of those factors, most immediately, flexibility. Many pro athletes have their own chiropractor that travels to events with them. Notable examples are Jerry Rice, Lance Armstrong, Tom Brady, among others.
3. Chiropractic care can treat a wide variety of injuries. Both high and low impact sport athletes can benefit from headache/migraine relief, along with extremity or spinal symptom treatment such as tightness, sprain/strain, or pain.