If you are an athlete, then you know the importance of maintaining your athletic performance to stay in tip-top shape for competing in sports, running marathons, or meeting your athletic goals. When your performance is hindered, it can have a major impact on your commitment to your sport, your self-esteem, and your ability to perform at your best.
Thankfully, chiropractic care is an effective treatment that can get you back in the game and get you back to performing at your best again. Through manual, hands-on adjustments and manipulations, chiropractors work through areas of tension, stress, and pain in order to realign the spine, as well as other parts of the body, to bring you back into alignment and ready start playing again.
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments?
There are numerous benefits to receiving regular chiropractic adjustments to improve your athletic performance:
1. Improved hand-eye coordination: Research shows that when you receive a chiropractic adjustment, especially in the neck and spinal cord, the chiropractor can realign areas that are out of place, restoring the connections throughout the body, and especially between the cerebellum and motor cortex, which are crucial in accurate hand-eye coordination.
2. Faster recovery: When you regularly participate in sports, running, or doing whatever athletic activity you enjoy, injuries, sprains, and strains are a highly likely occurrence. When you get regular chiropractic adjustments and care, you maintain alignment and stability throughout the body, which not only makes injuries much less likely, but your recovery time is significantly reduced.
3. Decreased stiffness and pain in the joints: Chiropractic care can effectively work out any joint stiffness or joint pain, which increases mobility, fluidity, and athletic function. This can be done through manual adjustments and specialized realignment techniques in your areas of tension and need.
4. Reduced need for prescription medications: When athletes complain about chronic pain, many doctors will immediately prescribe prescription drugs to numb it. Unfortunately, this does nothing to address the underlying cause, and oftentimes the problem worsens and persists, and so does the pain. Chiropractic care is an effective alternative to drugs, with minimal to no risk of adverse side effects. Treating the issue at the source without medication allows the body to naturally heal, bringing it back into proper function and improving athletic performance.
No matter what type of athlete you are, whether you are a weekend jogger, a professional baseball player, or a dedicated yogi, there are always risks involved in your activity or sport that can hinder your athletic ability and prevent you from reaching and maintaining your goals. Chiropractic care helps to relieve tension throughout the body, and bring the spine, joints, hips, and other parts of the body back into alignment through manual adjustments for optimal function and athletic performance.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help you get back in the game and improve your athletic performance, give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.