Athletes understand that what they do is very physically demanding and there’s a high potential for injury every time they do it. Running, jumping, swimming, fighting, tackling and exerting your body to its fullest potential takes a toll and often results in sprains, strains and muscle tears. When any of these present themselves, it’s easy to turn to painkillers to treat the pain.
But pain pills present health hazards within their own right, plus they only treat the symptoms — they don’t tackle the root of the issue.
This is why chiropractic is so beneficial to athletes. Not only does it help the body heal after injuries occur, it also improves flexibility, range of motion, and optimizes the body in order to prevent future injuries from occurring in the first place.
What are Common Sports Injuries?
It’s important to note that not only does chiropractic care benefit those that have already been injured, it also helps to keep the body limber, preserve range of motion and strengthen the muscles and spine to better prevent injury in the future. If you lift weights once, do you just suddenly wake up stronger and with bigger muscles? No. And likewise, going to the chiropractor once will not suddenly cure your injuries or make you immune to it. Regular visits and checkups combined with recommended at-home stretches will slowly but surely improve your body’s healing process as well as build strength. If you’re considering visiting a chiropractor, always inform them if you’ve recently experienced an injury, had surgery or have any other health complications such as illness or pregnancy. Get in touch today if you’re ready to take the first steps to a healthier you!