Sports Injuries: Why Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Athletes
Sports injuries are common, no matter what type of sport you're involved in. Chiropractic care can help with injuries, but it is also an excellent service to help prevent injuries. Your chiropractor can work with you on preventative benefits as well as injury treatment.
The Preventative Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Sports
While your chiropractor can be a savior after injury, they can also help you in preventing injuries and getting the most out of your performance.
Many studies have shown that chiropractic care is important before and after the game.
Here are two major chiropractic care benefits for athletes:
1. Injury Prevention
The fact is that spinal misalignment increases your risk of injury, no matter what type of sport you're into. As an athlete of any kind, you put yourself at an increased risk of injury running, playing golf, and doing other sports that have no bodily impact. Of course, you're at even more of a risk playing football and other impact/contact sports.
Your chiropractor can do a lot for you when it comes to injury prevention. Not only will they make sure your spine is adjusted properly, but they can also pinpoint where you have joint and muscle weaknesses and give you suggestion on exercises that will strengthen those areas.
2. Endurance Enhancing
Not only can regular chiropractic care help decrease your risk of injury, but removing compression from your spine can help increase your endurance in many ways. Proper adjustments will increase your range of motion and can also help with increased flexibility.
Sports Injury Treatment
Once you've received a sports injury, whether you've used preventative chiropractic care or not, a spinal adjustment can often help you heal faster.
Many professional athletes use chiropractic care as part of their regular health regimen – but even though in the minor leagues, in high school and college sports, and people that play for fun can use the benefits of this injury treatment.
Chiropractic care can help loosen up tight joints, allowing for faster healing. It also sets your spine back into alignment, preventing further pain.
Dr. LaVallee, with over a decade of experience as a chiropractor, works with athletes of all ages, before and after sports injuries.