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Sports and the Spine: How to Protect Yourself

By Genevieve Cunningham

Whether you’re swimming at the famous Barton Springs pool, taking in a local minor league game, or just living a part of the active Austin lifestyle, sports and activity are likely a part of your life if you live in the big ATX. While this brings tons of benefits to your health and your life, being active brings a few downsides … like back pain. Back pain hits most people at one point or another, and being involved in sports and activities can make back pain better and worse all at once. Perhaps this is why the field of chiropractics is growing all around the country, including in this dynamic city. To keep up with the lifestyle you love so much and eliminate as much back pain as possible, take a look at how getting regular chiropractic care can enhance your activity and life.

Chiropractic Care Can Help You Stay Flexible

Chiropractors help to properly align the spine through spinal manipulation. When they do this, it often alleviates pain and tension, which then makes it easier to remain loose and flexible. Bending, stooping, and straining the body in any way is an easier task when stiffness and pain aren’t in the way. If you live an active lifestyle, you’ll need your flexibility in order to enjoy it, and the chiropractor may be the first step to getting you in this condition.

Chiropractic Care Can Minimize Pain

It’s no secret that chiropractic care can help with pain. After all, this is the No. 1 reason that most people seek out care in the first place. But this pain is not specific to the back alone. Regular care may help diminish pain in the back, neck, knees, shoulders, and various other pains around the body. If you really want to be active, there isn’t time to suffer with unnecessary pain. Chiropractic care may be one of the best ways to avoid the problem in the first place.

Chiropractic Care Can Help You Heal

Because chiropractors keep your spine -- an important part of the central nervous system -- healthy and strong, your body has a greater opportunity to heal when injury occurs. And if your lifestyle is busy and active, injury is likely to occur at one point or another. Did you tweak a shoulder, strain a tendon, or sprain an ankle? Chiropractic care won’t prevent these things from happening, but continued care may put your body in the right position to heal itself as efficiently and quickly as possible.

If chiropractic care sounds like an avenue of health that you would like to explore, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. At The Joint, you get to work with professional and friendly chiropractors, walk in at anytime without an appointment, and take part in their affordable pricing plan. Living a healthy lifestyle is a great choice. Make it more enjoyable and boost your health for a lifetime with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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