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Chiropractic Care Can Keep You in the Game

By Paul Rothbart

There are many athletes in the nation. Not just pros, but dedicated amateurs, students who play on school teams, and kids who play for fun. Whatever your level and reason for playing, athletics offer many benefits. Training, practice, and playing in games, provides excellent exercise for the body and is great for cardio and coordination. The sense of teamwork and competition as well as the pure fun can be great for mental health. Sports at any level can be demanding. Aches, pains, and injuries are a part of the game. Regular chiropractic care can help you manage them.

You May Be Pushing Through Pain

When in the midst of a competitive game, adrenaline kicks in and can sometimes mask pain. People who compete at a high level are especially prone to pushing themselves. You may be doing harm to a part of your body without realizing it. After the game, when your body settles down, the pain can all hit at once. You may attribute it to just a tough game and feel that a hot shower will take care of it. But in reality, a medical professional should evaluate the pain.

Sports Can Be Punishing

Playing sports can be grueling at times. Contact sports in particular can place considerable stress on many body parts. Even non-contact sports involve throwing, swinging a bat, club or stick, and running and jumping. The spine and joints can be jarred by any of these actions, causing a subluxation or other problem. It's easy to stretch or pull a muscle or tendon. This can sideline you and for amateurs, impact your life outside of sports. Untreated injuries worsen over time and can become serious issues that may be irreversible. This is another reason for seeing a medical professional.

Seeing a Chiropractor

Athletes have several options to treat their injuries and keep their bodies strong and functional. Chiropractic care can be one of the best for many. A chiropractor can examine your entire spine, find the subluxations or other problems causing your pain, and fix them with an adjustment. Chiropractors can do the same for all of the body's joints. Exactly what a competitive athlete needs. Some chiropractic patients find that regular visits help them sleep better. Who needs a good night's sleep more than an athlete? Competition can also be mentally stressful. There are patients who report that regular chiropractic care helps them manage stress and anxiety. 

Playing sports is great exercise, a good hobby, and lots of fun. But it can take a toll on your body and mind, especially at the higher levels. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that regular visits to a chiropractor can give you that extra edge to keep you in the game.

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

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