Why is it important for athletes to receive Chiropractic care?
The nervous system controls and regulates all functions of the body including the muscles, organs, and all of its systems. In order for athletes to perform their best, it is important that they have an optimally functioning nervous system.
What are the benefits of Chiropractic care athletes?
A healthy spine and nervous system allows for better performance, endurance, and healing. The nervous system coordinates communication between the brain and muscles, allowing athletes to jump higher, lift heavier weights, run faster, breathe better and have more stability and balance than they would otherwise. Chiropractic care also helps with recovery by reducing the inflammatory processes that cause pain and slow down performance and endurance.
How does Chiropractic care help athletes?
The vertebral segments of the spine help to support and protect the nervous system. When these joints of the spine are out of alignment, they can irritate the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves associated with the misaligned area. Your local San Diego chiropractor will examine the spine, and depending on results, will determine if a specific chiropractic adjustment to the spine is necessary. If so, he or she will gently move the misaligned joint back into place. Your chiropractor will analyze the balance of the muscles supporting your spine and suggest stretches/exercises to help balance those areas.
In addition, the extremity joints and all soft tissue attachments will be analyzed and realigned/rebalanced.
How often should an athlete be given a Chiropractic adjustment?
This depends on the level of activity the athlete currently has and would like to continue to have. Chiropractic care is utilized by the top performing athletes in all sports and activities. Chiropractic care provides optimal performance, longevity, and recovery. Once your local San Diego chiropractor performs a thorough exam and history, recommendations for care as well as pertinent stretches and exercises will be given.