Every year, the US sees an increase in high school athletic participation. According to the last census taken by the National Federation of State High School Associations, 7.8 million young adults currently play a sport for their school.
It’s important that high school athletes stay in shape and take proper care of their bodies. Most athletes will experience sports-related injuries at some point in their lives. This is where chiropractic care comes into play.
Many sports injuries are caused by overuse, improper stretching/warmup, repetitive motion and impact. Tackling the problem as early as possible is the easiest solution to avoid problems in the future. Much of the chiropractic practice is actually “preventative maintenance” for your body, meaning regular chiropractic care will help avoid injuries just as effectively as it’s used to treat already-existent ones. It enhances and restores balance and joint function, promoting faster injury recovery and improving resilience.
I am a former high school athlete and have personal ties to the importance of chiropractic in this area. After a football game in my sophomore year, I experienced severe back pain.
The pain made it difficult for me to sit, stand, and walk. After a few days of struggling with the pain I went to a chiropractor, and it changed my life. Through chiropractic care the pain was relieved and I was able to function at my highest level.
This life-changing event rejuvenated my dreams of playing college basketball — which I went on to do. Now I use my knowledge and expertise in this field to help my patients live their dreams, too. Give me a call to schedule a consultation.