Physical competition is not only healthy, but also very exhausting, due to the demands that athletes place on the body. With the wear and tear of sports, the body may be left sore, aching and even in considerable pain. Chiropractic care may not be the first thought in an athlete’s mind when it comes to recovery and performance. However, chiropractor care is natural and effective and can have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of all athletes, whether casual or high-level.
Sports chiropractic care aims to find the root cause of your problem and deal with it at the source. Some athletes may suffer from chronic back pain or migraines, while others may have difficulty getting a proper night’s sleep. Here at Innovative Chiropractic we work with athletes of all ages and abilities, helping to keep them on the field, healthy, and performing well.
Spinal Manipulation Benefits
Spinal manipulation has been treating multiple forms of pain and disease since the 1800’s, and today, more and more people are turning to natural treatment options such as chiropractic care, to help with their health issues.
An individual’s overall health is greatly affected by the spine and associated joints which play an important role. The science behind spinal manipulation aims at restoring the body’s natural balance and alignment. Chiropractors can help encourage positive physiological body changes through different adjustments to the lumbar, thoracic and cervical sections of the spine and other related joints.
The benefits of chiropractic adjustments are growing in popularity among athletes. Spinal adjustments are able to:
- Improve nerve communication
- Improve joint movement and coordination
- Relieve pain from neck, back, and associated joints
- Promote relaxation
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve breathing/respiratory function
- Lower blood pressure
- Better balance
- Improve immune function
- Boost energy levels
How Does This Help Athletes?
Chiropractic care is used by an estimated 90 per cent of top-level athletes to recover and improve their physical performance. Many high-profile athletes have regular outside chiropractor care during their playing season.
A chiropractor’s approach to wellness is one of the major benefits. A chiropractor identifies areas of possible concern or injury to the joints by looking at the body’s kinetic chain. The nervous system undergoes a great amount of daily stress, and when physical activity is added to the mix, malfunction and injury are possible. Chronic stress on your nerves and joints can result in greater pain or discomfort.
A safe and effective way for athletes to best support their body naturally is with chiropractic care, while, at the same time, providing protection from injury and promoting peak physical performance. If you’d like to experience all these benefits, contact Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek, WA today.