Professional athletes, “weekend warriors,” joggers and those who want to stay in shape are all discovering the benefits of chiropractic care.
The lumbar spine is the most frequently injured area of the spine.
Proper spinal function is essential for peak performance at work or play. Sports injuries among youngsters are often ignored as “growing pains.” Regular chiropractic checkups can help avoid problems seen later in adults.
Spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletics are employing chiropractic doctors--because they demand results.
Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are “locked up,” fixated, and are not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, affect delicate nerves, decrease blood supply, and can take you out of the game. Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines.
An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve muscle tone and help you avoid strains, sprains, and other activity-restricting health problems.
Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle or bowl, the best treatment for sports inuries is prevention.