Chiropractic care is a perfect treatment for most sports injuries. But it’s not just injured athletes who visit chiropractors. In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance. All NFL teams employ on-staff chiropractors. In competitive sports, the difference between winning and losing is sometimes measured in microseconds. Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed, and flexibility they can muster.
That’s why, when injuries happen, many turn to chiropractic care rather than invasive options for pain relief. Prescription drugs dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery might leave an athlete benched for months. A knowledgeable chiropractic sports physician, on the other hand, is able to relieve pain without drugs or surgery—all while keeping the body balanced, flexible, and at optimal performance.
The common injuries suffered in many sports can affect the spine, causing stress on its pain-sensitive joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. In study after study, chiropractic care outperforms other medical options at reducing pain and restoring normal function.
Chiropractic provides proven pain relief from a wide range of common sports injuries, from tennis elbow to groin pain in soccer players to recurrent shoulder instability in hockey players. It also helps with:
· Headaches from head and neck injuries
· Back and shoulder pain
· Ankle and knee injuries