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Sports are one of the most popular American pastimes. Not only are they fun, but they also help you to stay in shape and healthy, as well as helping you to develop great qualities like teamwork and determination. While this is great, any athlete will tell you that playing sports is not without risk. Injuries happen, and as an athlete you want to get back to your sport of choice as quickly and safely as possible. Seeking the help of a chiropractic sports physician is a great option in this situation. A chiropractor can work with athletes on anything from injury prevention to speeding up recovery time on an already existing injury. Here at Jimenez Chiropractic & Med Spa we have a long history of working with athletes, helping them recover as well as prevent injuries is a passion of ours. If you are looking for a chiropractor that cares as much as you do about getting you back to the sport you love, then look no further than Jimenez Chiropractic & Med Spa.
Why are chiropractic treatments important for athletes?
Athletes put far more strain on their bodies than average people, and are often asked to push their bodies to the limit and beyond for the sports they love. That’s why addressing issues as they arise, or even before, is crucial to continuing to perform at your best. Let’s look at some ways that chiropractic treatments can help athletes.
Improved range of motion:
This is one of the biggest benefits of regular chiropractic treatments. Hard training regiments and intense physical activities can lead to issues with spinal alignment as well as movement. This is why athletes can easily find themselves left with pain and stiffness in their joints. Spinal alignment can often be the root cause of the issues, causing reduced range of motion, and thereby a reduction in overall performance. Getting the proper chiropractic care can not only help to undo the damage already done, but also prevent injuries from occurring. This is all while helping you to achieve pain free movement.
Reduction of pain:
Being active and active in sports, while generally good for your health, can also lead to back pain, particularly in the lower back. This can make doing the things you love difficult or even unbearable. An experienced chiropractor knows how to work with you to promote proper alignment of your spine, which will lead to increased movement and reduction of pain. Chiropractors may also recommend other treatments to ease all types of back pain in both the short and long term.
Reduced recovery time:
In sports you are often assigned a designated position, meaning every time you play you are put in similar situations that result is similar movements. This puts strain on your muscles, tendons, joints and skeletal structure, and can lead to injuries. An experienced sports chiropractor will know what to look for based on your sport, and know the treatment that will work for you. Using a range of techniques and tools you can expect increased range of motion, improved muscle tone and blood flow as well as a reduction in pain and inflammation. All of these things will lead to reduced recovery time after an injury, or even just standard recovery between practices and games.
If you are an athlete, ultimately you are looking to maintain your strength, range of motion, and recover quickly from any injuries that may arise. Having regular treatments from a chiropractor can assist you with all of these goals without the use of invasive treatments or prescription drugs. If you haven’t tried chiropractic treatments before to treat your sports injuries, then contact us today at Jimenez Chiropractic & Med Spa. You might be amazed by how much better you feel and how much your performance improves when your body is properly aligned and pain free. Spend more time playing the sport you love and less time in doctors’ offices with the help of a chiropractor.