3 Ways Athletes Can Improve with Chiropractic Care
Athletes around the world have been turning to Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) for some time, regular chiropractic care and adjustments are helping them tremendously. Due to chiropractic care, athletes recover more quickly, enabling them to perform better or return to their previous level of fitness at a faster rate. Many organizations like the National Football League or NFL, Major League Baseball or MLB, the National Basketball Association or NBA and Olympic teams, among others, actually have chiropractors on staff or highly recommend their players seek treatment before/after an injury occurs. Many of the players receive adjustments right before they play a game or compete. Athletes aren’t the only ones benefiting from chiropractic care, many individuals that receive chiropractic treatment regularly are able to reap many benefits and enhance their quality of life.
One of the main principles behind chiropractic care is about creating an optimal environment for your body to function at top efficiency, rather than just fixing a “problem”. An important element to preventing injuries is ensuring proper alignment of your spine. When the spine is in alignment, the discs, joints, nerves, muscles and ligaments all function optimally. This allows for full mobility, adequate blood flow and little to no pain from pinched nerves. Although chiropractic adjustments are a great treatment for injuries, they are equally if not more beneficial when received on regular basis – when you are not actively suffering from an injury.
Chiropractic adjustments also play a vital role in performance enhancement and recovery. Sports undoubtedly take a toll on the body. Even non-athletes put wear and tear on their bodies from daily activities, repetitive motions and overuse of muscles… it is because of these reasons that your body is almost always in some form of recovery. Adjustments can ease the recovery process along, allowing for much quicker recuperation. Dr. Teachout is relatively new to Fort Myers but has been practicing chiropractic medicine for the last 20 years. He thrives off seeing his patients gain tremendous improvements in their conditions as a result of a personalized treatment regimen.
Chiropractic Care Can Treat a Variety of Injuries
Whether you are an athlete that participates in high or low impact sports, regular spinal adjustments offer countless benefits. A wonderful natural alternative and preventative measure for various ailments that often afflict athletes and when left untreated could lead to the use prescription pain medicine. Common areas of pain for athletes include the head, neck, shoulders, back, hips and ankles. If you are a low-impact athlete and participate in sports like bowling, swimming, tennis, hiking and golf to name a few, routine adjustments aid in relieving strain that is being placed on the body. Athletes that play high impact sports can gain greater flexibility which increases performance and can substantially lower the risk for injury.
Non-Invasive / Drug Free Alternative Treatment
Its no secret that anti-inflammatories and pain killers are readily available and prescribed often. If you’ve ever reached for them after a taxing workout or game, you’re not alone. Pain in the body is a signal that shouldn’t be ignored or masked with medication. Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized in getting to the etiology of the pain, treating the root cause as opposed to only the symptoms. Regular adjustments can aid in gaining heightened body awareness, an important factor to knowing when something could be wrong. This allows you to seek treatment sooner and recover quicker… when pain is masked with medications the recovery process may actually take longer. These medications can also cause other complications, as they are hard on the other body systems.
Reverse the Stress the Body Undergoes While Playing Sports
Whether you play a high impact sport or not, stress is being put on your body on a daily basis, more so for sports with a lot of physical contact like football, soccer, baseball, hockey etc. If you are not an athlete stress is still being placed on the joints and muscles of your body just from performing daily activities like indoor and outdoor house work, lawn care or gardening and even sitting in an office chair all day believe it or not. Obviously, if you are an athlete there can be a significantly higher amount of stress on the body. The majority of the stress gets placed on your spine, when the spine exhibits imperfections in alignment or movement, the outcome is vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors use this term to refer to an irritation and mechanical compression of the spinal joints and nerves. Subluxations can create heightened areas of irritation in the nervous system which will hinder all other systems throughout the body. Getting adjusted regularly will eliminate the subluxations, improving sports performance along with overall health and well-being.
If your looking to improve your sports performance, heal quicker from an injury or improve your overall health, chiropractic care is for you! If your situation allows, you can rely solely on chiropractic or it can be a complementary medical approach to mainstream medicine. It is one of the safest and most effective approaches to holistically and naturally treating individuals who are afflicted by a wide array of conditions/symptoms. Teachout Chiropractic is your top choice in Fort Myers, Florida. Call us today to schedule your appointment and you will be on your way to improving your performance and feeling great. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business!