Time and time again both amateur and professional athletes are relegated to the sidelines because of injuries that could have been prevented. Sometimes these injuries do not respond to normal treatment, and sometimes athletes continue to train or play through the pain as a way of showing the world or their coaches how tough and dedicated they are to their sport.
It can be exactly this type of behavior that may result in further injury and can make whatever small problem they have harder to fix in the long term. Pain medications may only mask the symptoms of the injury, but just like playing through the pain, unless something is done to take care of the cause of the problem, permanent damage can result if the injury becomes overused or overstressed.
As much as any healthcare field, chiropractic is perfect for sports injuries as it can provide a tailored approach to solving the problem. Chiropractic cannot fix a broken ankle, but in with the addition of some complementary therapies, chiropractic can address the source of the problem. For example, addressing posture or balance that may have lead to the broken ankle in the first place.
In this way, chiropractic is more of a preventative health process, and as any athlete or sports player knows, it is far better to prevent an injury in the first place than it is to work on an injury once it has already occurred.
More and more athletes, especially professional, have been stepping forward to publicly proclaim the benefits they’ve experienced under chiropractic care. From golfers to basketball players to football players, they all seem to have something to gain by keeping their spines in alignment. Even better, chiropractic can improve your game. There is a huge amount of pressure to get athletes to perform at higher and higher levels of intensity.
This can sometimes cause some to lose sight of what the game is really about and turn to harmful and illegal steroids or performance enhancing drugs. Forget about that, though. With chiropractic, that stuff is all unnecessary. Chiropractic is perfect for the athlete who wants to live up to his or her full physical potential.
By adjusting ones body before the game, a so-called pre-game tune up as it were, the athlete will be better balanced, have better blood flow, less stress and more energy. The San Francisco 49ers team swore by chiropractics in the 1980s citing it as one of the reasons they managed to win 4 superbowls during that decade.
Working along with other sports therapy techniques, chiropractic is a great treatment for anything from sprains and strains to “tennis elbow” and bursitis. The best part is that it doesn’t use any drugs, chemicals, or surgery to achieve its results.