While everyone can benefit from visits to the chiropractor, athletes, in particular, find regular visits to a sports chiropractor more than helpful. Many find it necessary.
That’s because whether you participate in sports at a recreational, competitive, or professional level, including sports chiropractic care as part of your training program has many advantages, including enhanced performance, fewer injuries, pain reduction, and shorter healing times when injuries do occur.
Sports chiropractic care is a safe, natural, non-invasive way to keep your body functioning at its peak.
Improved Training & Performance. The intense training that serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts subject their bodies to cause strain on muscles and joints, resulting in soreness, stiffness, and other aches and pains that can affect range of motion, flexibility, stability, and balance — all things that can put a damper on training effectiveness and, ultimately, overall performance. The specialized treatment therapies offered by a sports chiropractor are uniquely designed to undo the damage done during athletic training and keep the body functioning at its highest strength and speed potential.
Fewer Injuries. If you’ve ever watched a slow-motion replay of a baseball pitcher throwing, a tennis player pounding the court in stop-and-start fashion, or almost any football tackle, you know it often looks painful and unnatural — because it is! The things athletes require of their bodies during training and play frequently cause the body to become misaligned. This puts unnatural stress on joints, muscles, nerves, discs, and ligaments and can lead to injury if not corrected. Sports chiropractors can address many common sports complaints, such as elbow, knee, ankle, back, and shoulder pain caused by both repetitive motion and acute trauma, as well as referred pain like headaches associated with neck and spinal misalignments. Regular spinal and limb adjustments, myofascial massage, and sports-specific exercises and stretches, along with other sports chiropractic treatments, can reduce or eliminate sports-related pain before it progresses to a more serious condition.
Shorter Healing Times. Even with the most proactive preventative care, sometimes injuries happen anyway. Chiropractic sports rehab uses a variety of therapy options such as electrical pulse stimulation, dry needling, myofascial massage, and more to encourage faster and more complete healing. In fact, studies show that chiropractic care is often better than conventional therapy options at reducing pain and restoring function – and without prescription medications.
There are many other reasons to regularly visit a sports chiropractor as a complement to your athletic training program including better hand-eye coordination due to more effective nervous system communication and improved overall wellness. What’s more, chiropractic care is often a viable non-invasive alternative to surgery. Let Dynamic Sports Medicine show you how our sports chiropractors in the Dallas and Austin areas can help manage your pain, lower your risk of injury and achieve the performance results you want.