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Pro Athlete or Not, Chiropractic Care is Your Answer

By Donna Kostiew

It doesn’t matter what level of an athlete or fitness enthusiast you are … high-impact, low-impact, weekend golfer or softball warrior … it’s practically guaranteed that your body will take on a ton of stress between the demands of workouts, practices, and games. So it’s no wonder when the aches, pains, and injuries occur. The amount of stress that athletes of all levels put on their bodies can cause joint restrictions in the spine, leading to pain, discomfort, and injuries that can sideline the best of us.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes of all Levels

You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from chiropractic care, but if you are, here are some ways that seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help improve your performance and get you off that injured bench if you are hurt.

Undo the Damage

No matter what sport or exercise program you are involved with, your performance is affected by a combination of strength, flexibility, speed, and coordination … but at the same time, your body is being stressed, strained and taking hits left and right. This can cause restrictions in the spine and irritations in the nervous system which can interfere with the optimal functions of all other systems in the body. As a result, performance on the field, the court, or in the gym will suffer. Chiropractic care can help undo all of this damage with regular adjustments.

Treatment and Prevention of Injuries

Many common injuries can be dramatically improved by regular chiropractic care. From sprains to strains to joint restrictions, a few visits to your chiropractor will often bring relief and get you fixed up in no time. Chiropractic adjustments also support proper alignment of the body, improve flexibility and range of motion, and help patients to regain their strength and mobility, all which help to promote injury prevention. An added benefit is that chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be consistently better than other medical options in reducing the intensity of pain in a safe and effective manner. Chiropractic care is natural and has been shown to reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication and invasive surgeries. In other words, chiropractic care is your low-risk answer for the treatment and prevention of injuries.

Performance Enhancement

Getting regular adjustments will heighten your athletic performance by improving your range of motion, promoting better flexibility, increasing your body’s blood flow, and preventing injuries. Because chiropractic adjustments remove the irritations in the spine, the healing time from minor injuries can also be reduced, thereby improving your performance, and getting you back into the game sooner than you imagined.

Getting regular chiropractic adjustments from your chiropractor will help to keep your muscles in balance and your nervous system functioning at max capacity. It's exactly what the pros do to take their game to the next level, and it's exactly what you should do as well, no matter what your level of play is.

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

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