Chiropractic and Sports Injuries

Sports Seem Designed for Chiropractic Care

   Take, for example, golf, tennis, racquetball, and handball. Swinging a club or racquet or throwing a ball (all one-sided activities) can cause the spinal column to lose its natural balance and mobility, especially when the action is performed by a beginning player or "weekend athlete."
    But even the kindler, gentler sports can create damage from micro-trauma rather than macro-trauma.
    No one could compare a leisurely game of billiards, pool or table tennis to the collisions of football, soccer, or rugby, but micro-trauma caused by repeating the same movement- can eventually wear down a body part as severely as colliding with a defensive lineman or running into a wall.

What Chiropractic Does

    Chiropractic care balances the spinal column and relieves mechanical and structural stress on the nervous system. Sports injuries nearly always jaw and misalign the spinal column. In fact, almost all traumas to the body affect the spinal column because the spine is at the center of the body. A blow to the ribs, legs, feet, head, shoulder, or torso radiates to the spine. Thus anyone who plays any sport needs regular chiropractic spinal checkups to ensure that his/her spine is balanced and free from structural stress and subluxations (misaligned vertebrae causing "pinched nerves"). There is no question that an athlete performs better when the spinal column is balanced. That is why there are many amateur and professional athletes who wouldn't dream of entering competition without a chiropractic spinal checkup.

Weekend Warriors

    You don't have to be an Olympiad, professional athlete, or team member to benefit from chiropractic care. Americans suffer from 17 million sports-related injuries each year and everyone with such an injury needs regular chiropractic spinal checkups.