Getting regular chiropractic adjustments allows our nervous system to function properly without interference. Even slight misalignments in the spine create this interference, which can disrupt important bodily functions that are crucial for success in athletics. Functions such as balance, strength, coordination, speed– all significant components in the realm of sports– become jeopardized when the spine isn’t properly aligned!
Athletes have benefitted from chiropractic care for many years, with several publicly praising chiropractic for their success. By correcting spinal misalignments, a chiropractor can help maximize performance by preventing injuries and improving recovery.
Check out the following benefits of chiropractic care for athletes, then schedule your appointment with us today! We can help you get the edge on your competition.
Asymmetry throughout the body (one side differing from the other) is a leading cause of injuries in athletes. Whether it is a strength variation, or a mobility and flexibility issue, chiropractic adjustments help get the body properly aligned. This reduces the risk of injury because one area of the body wont have to strain in order to pick up the slack from the deficient area.
When the spine is out of alignment, muscles commonly spasm or cramp, decreasing range of motion. By correcting subluxations throughout the spine, areas of tension in the back and neck are released, pain is reduced, and mobility improves.
When the body is misaligned, the healing process slows down. When an athlete is injured, his or her body automatically tries to protect itself with muscle spasms and inflammation. These increase the amount of time it takes for the athlete to heal and get back in the game. Chiropractic adjustments combat this by speeding up the recovery process of your muscles.