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Reasons Why Sports Injuries Should Be Treated with Chiropractic Care

Written By Harrison Chiropractic and Wellness on November 9, 2018

Athletes possess an innate desire to be the best. The competitive juices flow deep and nothing can stand in their way. That is, until an injury plagues their performance. 

How can someone win the title if they suffer from nagging leg pain? Or what about preparing for the big match, getting in to optimal shape for peak performance? 

Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for athletes, tackling not only sports injuries, but preventing them from happening. That’s why tons of famous athletes, like seasoned Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, attribute their success to the work of their chiropractor. 

A List of Common Sports Injuries  

An athlete’s body endures a lot of stress – from crouching to sprinting to jumping, it’s no wonder sports injuries occur as often as they do. 

From overtraining or repetitive use of joints and muscles, these are some common injuries that come up: 

  • Back and neck pain

  • Sprains

  • Strains

  • Knee injuries

  • Hernias

  • Rotator cuff injuries

Preventative Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

Chiropractic care can help athletes stop injuries before they happen and help to increase performance. Working to keep the musculoskeletal system functioning properly, chiropractors will help with postural imbalances to ensure the body is less susceptible to injury.

Similarly, chiropractic care can actually improve performance too. Just think about a misaligned spine – even if there isn’t lingering pain, it can still interrupt other functions inhibiting athletic performance. Chiropractic care can help with mobility, hand-eye coordination, and even increase strength. 

Sports Injury Treatment from Chiropractic Care

Even if you do take preventative measures for getting your body in optimal shape, sometimes those injuries listed above are just unavoidable. 

Here are two major ways chiropractic care can help:

Reduce Pain:

Join manipulation, manual mobilization, and soft tissue therapy all contribute to enhancing an athlete’s range of motion. This inherently helps to reduce pain associated with sports injuries. Take back pain for example. Chiropractors are highly trained to work with athletes who have a sensitive spine, and know exactly how to promote proper alignment and movement. 

Relief of Achiness:

Therapies that chiropractors perform, such as electrical stimulation, acupuncture and massage, help ease muscle achiness. Because chiropractic care is a non-invasive, safe practice, athletes won’t have to rely on pain medications to get rid of nagging achiness and pains.

Get Back in The Game with Harrison Chiropractic Care

Dr. Eric Harrison, D.C. is a fourth-generation chiropractor and a native of Taylorsville. And, he knows the importance of keeping your body in optimal condition, so you can be your best!

Using state-of-the-art technology, he is well-equipped and experienced to treat (and prevent) sports injuries. Set up your appointment today! Call 801.966.3101.

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