Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed, and flexibility they can muster. That’s why when injuries happen, many turn to chiropractic care rather than more invasive options for pain relief. In this article, we’ll explain why athletics and chiropractic are so importantly linked!
Prescription drugs can dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery might leave an athlete benched for months. In contrast, a certified chiropractic sports physician is able to relieve pain without drugs or surgery. All of that while keeping the body balanced, flexible, and at optimal performance! This is because a misaligned spine can interfere with the functions of all other systems, causing athletic performance to suffer. All NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors. So do 72% of PGA golfers and the majority of NBA, MLB and NHL teams. In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance! NBA legend Michael Jordan said, “Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.”
Chiropractic is not only beneficial to professional athletes, but also to moderately active or weekend athletes. One of the biggest benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments is improved range of motion. Athletes put a lot of pressure on their bodies every time they train, and physically intense activities can create problems with spinal alignment. This causes stiffness and pain in their joints. Additionally, range of motion can be limited, thereby inhibiting their overall athletic performance. Receiving the appropriate chiropractic care can help undo that damage and prevent injuries before they occur, all while promoting pain-free movement!
Chiropractic adjustments also provide the benefit of improved balance. Balance and coordination are controlled by several parts of the body, including the eyes and ears. Your eyes and ears pass on the data they gather through the nerves to the muscles. This is how you can move around gracefully. As you age, your senses deteriorate, and balance suffers as a result. The alignment of your neck, spine, and pelvis can affect your balance and coordination. Chiropractic adjustments keep your neck, spine, and pelvis in alignment to help your body achieve optimal balance, motion, and coordination.
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