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Young Athletes Can Benefit From Chiropractic Therapy

By Stephen R. Farris

I must say that I'm a proud grandfather. Why's that, you might ask? Well, I'm proud to have lived long enough -- knock on wood -- to watch my grandkids growing up and the fact that I have a few that have chosen to take up my old habits. Don't worry, it's the good habits.

You see, I may not have been gifted with talent, but when it came to athletic competition, I gave it my all. Now I get to kick back and relax, and watch my grandkids follow my footsteps in that arena.

Unfortunately, when I was their age and playing sports, there were times that I came home from practice or a game not feeling 100 percent. There were those days I had pain in my neck, pain in my back, and/or pain in my legs. Back then, kids my age just had to tough their way through the pain unless it was so severe (like a broken bone or knee/ankle sprain) that our parents took us to the doctor.

We didn't know the benefits we could have had with chiropractic therapy back then, nor were there a lot of chiropractors around. That was usually found in the larger metropolitan areas, unlike now, where you can find a few in the suburbs or more rural communities.

I must say, it's great to watch the grandkids getting on the field or court, competing in sports. I'm even more relieved that chiropractic therapy is readily available to them when those aches and pains slow them down. The benefits of chiropractic therapy are numerous for kids and young athletes. It can help with:

  • Give them better range of motion
  • Lessen muscle soreness from working out and/or athletic competition
  • Increase their flexibility and athletic performance
  • Enhance their immune function
  • A natural alternative for pain relief due to joint pain

Chiropractic therapy is not just for the young athlete in your family, it can be beneficial for infants and young scholars as well. 

So the next time your infant, scholar, or athlete is feeling pain in their back, neck, and joints, visit your local chiropractor such as the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic.

Their staff of licensed doctors of chiropractic provide a gentle, all-natural, noninvasive, and non-addictive form of treatment by manipulating the spine to realign it and reduce restrictions on the joints to provide pain relief.

On top of that, you don't have to have an appointment to see a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. Just walk on in! No need to worry about dealing with insurance as The Joint Chiropractic has several treatment options to choose from that won't put a dent in your budget.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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