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Benefits of Athletes Seeing a Chiropractor

By Ashley Chapman

Being an athlete can bring a multitude of benefits such as losing weight and increasing your energy. However, with strenuous exercise, It can also bring pain and injury. It is important to listen to your body; pay attention to discomfort or pain that you are experiencing.

If you are an athlete, seeing a chiropractor can help give relief to your pain. Whether it is pain caused by a previous injury, or pain that is new, there are chiropractic techniques used that are specific to the individual.  Below are four ways chiropractic care can help.

Joint pain

Joint pain is caused by either inflammation from a part of the joint (cartilage, ligaments) or directly from the joint. There are variety of reasons why an athlete may be suffering from joint pain, but it is important to lessen the tension on the joints to avoid further damage.

Chiropractic adjustments may help with relieving tension and allow for an increase in range of motion.

Leg pain

While it is important to stretch before exercise, it is still possible to suffer from leg pain.  Leg pain could include a discomfort or pain in the knee, ankle or foot. 

Seeking chiropractic adjustments, which can help lower the inflammation in your leg, could be a safe alternative to over-the-counter pain medications.

Back Pain

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “back pain is the single leading cause of disability.” With this high statistic, it is important to take back pain seriously. Regardless of whether you are experiencing upper back or lower back pain, it is important to seek relief.

From muscle spasms to tenderness and lack of motion, chiropractic manipulation can help relieve tension and increase your range of motion.

Neck Pain

Suffering from neck pain may be debilitating for an athlete -- or anyone for that matter. Some reasons for neck pain may be caused by posture, lack of stretching properly, or a more serious condition.

With chiropractic adjustments, those who suffer from neck pain should be able to see improvements in pain reduction and an increase in range of motion.

For more information about chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic.  There are many options for walk-in visits and the pricing makes seeing a chiropractor more affordable! Chiropractors not only care about your pain, but also about living a healthy lifestyle.

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

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