Athlete Chiropractic

Why Visit an Athlete Chiropractor?

Despite the advances made in the fields of biology and medicine, many people deal with several health problems that are incurable.

These ailments present with a chronic pattern of remissions and relapses that negatively impact the patient’s quality of life.

For instance, chronic pain, reduced range of motion, and other musculoskeletal issues can severely lower the performance of an athlete.

Unfortunately, and for most of these conditions, the only effective treatments consist of painkillers (e.g., acetaminophen, opioids) and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), which carry a heavy adverse effect profile.

For this reason, we should focus more on alternative solutions that improve chronic symptoms, such as chiropractic.

In this article, we will cover some of the benefits of chiropractic and how it could help athletes who deal with various musculoskeletal conditions.

The benefits of visiting a sports chiropractor

Listing a few positive effects of chiropractic is no easy task since researchers are constantly revealing new benefits of this practice.

However, we opted for the most important ones that involve several population groups, including athletes.

Here are the common benefits of chiropractic:

Accelerates rehabilitation

After undergoing severe neuromuscular damage (e.g., paralysis, chronic pain), patients often need to participate in physical rehabilitation sessions that help them restore their functionality. In a 2018 study, researchers found that chiropractic is extremely effective at improving symptoms of pain and articular range of motion. As a result, patients were more effective during each physical rehabilitation session.

In our practice, we use the torque release technique, which uses minimal force to adjust spinal alignment. As a result, a lot of the tension and pressure you’ve been carrying will be released. This will also optimize the communication between the peripheral and central nervous system, which promotes faster healing from injury.

Relieves symptoms of pain

Working with an athlete chiropractor will help you get rid of chronic pain.

By far, back and neck pain are the most common chief complaints seen in the world of fitness and the general population. These symptoms could arise from being too sedentary or too active.

In other words, if you’re not active at all, you can develop musculoskeletal injuries that precipitate pain.

Conversely, if you often engage in high-intensity exercises, you are also prone to back and neck pain.

When you address these issues with your chiropractor, you’ll be able to come up with a comprehensive plan that helps you break out of the chronic pain cycle.

Reduces the risk of injury

In a 2012 systemic review of the literature, researchers found that using instruments (e.g., torque release technique) helps patients with preexisting problems and reduces the risk of potential musculoskeletal injuries.

By improving the articular range of motion, athletes are less likely to be subject to ligamentous sprains and muscular strains.

In fact, many professional athletes work with sports chiropractors to prepare for competitions.

Takeaway message

Chiropractic practice involves extremely effective techniques that temper down chronic symptoms and promote healthy living.

Hopefully, this article managed to shed some light on the importance of chiropractic in the field of fitness and how it can be extremely effective for athletes.

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