In competitive sports, the difference between losing and winning is sometimes measured in nanoseconds. Athletes need every last bit of strength, speed and flexibility they can muster.
That’s why, when injuries occur, many turn to the Chiropractors at AICA Conyers for treatment and pain relief.
Prescription medications can dull reaction times and carry the risk of dependency, while surgery can leave an athlete benched for months.
A certified Chiropractic sports physician, on the other hand, is able to alleviate pain and discomfort without surgery or drugs —all while keeping the body balanced, flexible and performing optimally.
Chiropractic therapy provides proven pain relief to a wide range of common sports injuries, from recurrent shoulder instability in hockey players to groin pain in soccer players to tennis elbow. It also helps with:
Pain relief aside, here are some of the athletic benefits a certified Chiropractic sports physician can offer:
A misaligned spine can inhibit the functions of all other systems, causing athletic performance to suffer. Regular spinal adjustments keep the spine working efficiently, which in turn improves the body’s overall performance.
In one study, athletes showed a 6.12 percent performance increase after completing a course of Chiropractic therapy. Another study found a 30 percent improvement in hand-eye coordination after 12 weeks of Chiropractic care.
Examples of athletes who can benefit include:
Many athletes find that Chiropractic treatment helps them train more effectively. In one study, 100 percent of runners with joint problems were able to maintain—and in many cases improve—their training mileage.
More than 75 percent of athletic trainers refer their players to a Chiropractor, while all of them report that many of their clients seek Chiropractic treatment on their own.
Alignment issues cause undue stress on the body and can often lead to injury. A certified chiropractic sports physician keeps the musculoskeletal system functioning smoothly so the body is less susceptible to injury.
For example, chiropractors help golfers correct postural imbalances in their swing that have the potential to lead to injury.
By relieving the irritation between misaligned vertebrae, Chiropractic care helps minimize the healing time required for injuries. One research team found Chiropractic treatment helped a group of injured long-distance runners recover rapidly.
Sports Chiropractors use several techniques to promote expedited healing, including:
Chiropractic care helps athletes at all levels achieve optimum performance. That’s why so many athletes—from high school players to professional sports teams — regularly see a Chiropractor to stay in top shape.