Anyone who has ever participated in sports knows that there is always a risk of injury. Constant repetition can lead to overuse. This can cause the deterioration of ligaments and tendons. Also, when playing or participating in high impact sports the damage can be severe. Violent collisions with other players can result in everything from serious tissue damage and concussions to traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Until recently, sports medicine professionals were the go-to clinicians to treat and protect athletes from injury. The discipline finally recognized the value and need of chiropractors. This type of therapy now plays a significant role in the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
It’s a proven fact that when a chiropractor improves a patient’s bone alignment the risk of injury decreases. This will also be evident with a decrease of hamstring and lower limb injuries. The therapies chiropractors use includes spinal manipulation as well as various soft tissue treatments. For optimal results we highly recommend a once a week appointment up to two months. Another benefit of routine chiropractor visit is their ability to perform back, neck and shoulder alignments. These alignments will relieve tension and increase your overall balance. In turn these regular appointments will likely boost your performance on the field.
It is encouraged that you use a chiropractor in conjunction with other sports medicine professionals. They are are very complimentary to each other.. Chiropractors specialize in manipulations. In addition to the spine, these manipulations also work on joints, necks and lastly knees.
Pain management is big when it comes to sports injuries. Often, pain medication can become ineffective. In such cases, that is where chiropractors come into play. Your chiropractic therapies will continue to condition and strengthen injured tendons and pinched nerves
In conclusion, steady visits to a chiropractor while you participate in sports will make you less prone to injury. It will accelerate your healing process while also managing the associated pain that comes with the related injury