Contrary to popular belief, scheduling an appointment to a chiropractor isn’t only for when you have a bad back. While back pain and mobility problems are most certainly a key reason why patients visit a chiropractor, chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for people from all walks of life – including athletes.
As an athlete, you undoubtedly rely on your body being in optimal condition. You eat the right things, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and manage your health the best that you can so that you can repeatedly push your body to achieve peak performance time and time again. However, this repeated grueling regime means that it is normal to suffer from aches, pains and even injuries that can compromise your ability to perform.
Chiropractic care has shown to be extremely effective in helping athletes both before and after they participate in their chosen sport and can support you in achieving your best results each and every time.
Here are some of the top benefits of chiropractic care for athletes.
Chiropractic care helps to manage and relieve pain
Pain is something that every athlete learns to expect and tolerate. When you repeatedly push your body to its limits, everything from dull aches to acute pain are fairly normal, often particularly in the parts of your body that you use the most. Chiropractic care has been shown to prompt the release of natural pain-relieving endorphins which help to alleviate any suffering that you experience as a result of your sport.
Chiropractic care is completely natural
Understandably, many athletes have concerns about using prescription pain relief. Not only are artificial medications generally not considered good for our body, but they can also have a range of side effects that impact on your performance. Chiropractic care is both non-invasive and completely natural, making it a great choice for athletes. There is also no downtime afterward, meaning that you can get right back to your usual training.
Chiropractic care can be used to treat a variety of injuries
Injuries are something that every athlete dread, yet they can occur all too easily. When you are injured, your body needs to be in optimum condition so that you can heal quickly and effectively. To do this you need to have proper blood circulation and muscles that are relaxed. Chiropractic care can both reduce the risk of injury as well as increasing the rate at which you will heal if you are unfortunate to sustain some damage to your body.
Chiropractic care can improve your range of motion
Being able to move freely and easily is an integral part of virtually all sports. Unfortunately, the repeated strain on certain joints and issues with spinal alignment caused by repetitive movements can limit your range of motion as well as your ability to move without experiencing severe discomfort. Often this occurs due to inflammation and stiffness in the joints. Chiropractic care can reduce inflammation and make it much easier for you to enjoy an uncompromised range of motion.
Chiropractic care can increase your strength and endurance
Recent studies have shown that regular episodes of chiropractic treatment can actually lead to increased muscle strength. This can improve your performance and give you greater endurance when you are participating in your chosen sport.
If you would like more information on the benefits of chiropractic care for athletes, our experienced and knowledgeable team would be happy to help. Please contact our chiropractic and health center in Port St Lucie by calling 772-249-0779.