If You're an Athlete, You Should See a Chiropractor Regularly

If you’re an athlete, you want to play your sport at the top of your game. Injuries can leave you needing anything from rest and ice/heat to surgery and rehabilitation. Some of the most common sports injuries include a strained hip flexor, an ACL tear, a groin injury, sciatica, and knee injuries. 

If you play tennis, basketball, football, soccer, or another sport, you’re more likely than someone who doesn’t play sports to sustain damage to your body. Take a moment to explore why athletes can benefit so greatly from regular chiropractic care. 

Aids healing after an injury 

Chiropractic care improves blood flow to injured muscles, ligaments, and tendons so more oxygen and other nutrients reach the site of the injury. Chiropractic care also helps tight muscles and tendons relax. 

If you have an injury that affects your spine, the vertebrae may compress against each other, causing a disc to rupture, leaving a herniated disc and/or sciatica. 

Spinal manipulation, performed either with gentle movement of your Modern Concepts chiropractor’s hands or using a medical device, relieves pressure on the spinal nerve by creating space between discs that have been abnormally compressed. 

If your injury results in a herniated disc, your chiropractor uses a machine that opens up the space between the discs.  

Relieves pain caused by strenuous athletic activity

Athletes play to win. Whether it’s an intramural game, a neighborhood team, or a national competition, you play competitively, and it’s hard on your body. Playing sports, especially at a competitive level, engages your body in rapid twists, turns, and bends that often strains muscles, tendons, and ligaments beyond their normal range. 

When they’re strained and overworked, your muscles may tighten up and become shorter, causing pain. When you try to exercise, these muscles can’t extend properly, increasing your risk for more muscle damage and joint pain. Ultrasound and massage loosen tight muscles and help them extend properly as you move, relieving your pain. 

All of the twisting and turning can also move your spine out of alignment. Proper spinal alignment is critical to your health. Your body frame has a perfect alignment, and your spine is central to that alignment. 

Sports moves and injuries can knock your spine out of alignment, causing back pain as well as pain in your extremities. You may have hip and leg pain from irritated nerves that can result in muscle spasms. 

You don’t have to live with chronic back pain or other musculoskeletal pain. Your Modern Concepts chiropractor uses the most advanced spinal manipulation techniques to move your spine into proper alignment. 

Your chiropractor will examine your posture and structure, ligaments, joints, and more, gathering useful information for prescribing treatment.

Helps prevent injury 

Your Modern Concepts chiropractor ensures that your body mechanics are working properly so every part of your body is in structural alignment. Improving your posture as well as regular stretching and proper exercise can improve your coordination and balance, helping to ward off injury.   

Helps heal you without relying on drugs 

Many Americans have been scarred by the opioid epidemic, which has been fueled by the overprescription of strong, habit-forming drugs. Athletes and other patients are seeking drug-free treatment alternatives. 

Chiropractic care helps your body heal without drugs. Restoring proper body mechanics helps repair damaged tissue in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments without drugs, and may help you avoid painful surgery. 

Call the team at Modern Concepts, send them a message here on the website, or use their convenient online booking feature for all of your musculoskeletal needs and concerns. 

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