On a seemingly daily basis, professional sports figures consistently reach new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and human bodies are pushed to their limits. Everyday athletes follow suit, mainly by pushing themselves harder, choosing rigorous training patterns and taking their diets to new levels. However, despite the meticulous care and training that they take, athletes can still experience musculoskeletal injuries.
Just as cardiologists are to patients with cardiovascular disease, chiropractors are to athletes. After all, they have specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes—as they can treat them more effectively than medical doctors, who are not well versed in sports injuries. In addition to treating athletic injuries, chiropractors are also skilled in aiding athletes in injury prevention.
More often than not, athletes who receive treatment from medical doctors find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game using ice packs and ingesting pain medications. The primary reason? Medical doctors don’t treat the body as an integrated system, but, rather, they treat each injury individually.
Chiropractic care, on the other hand, most closely relates to the needs of athletes because special attention is given to spines, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. Chiropractic ensures that all segments of the musculoskeletal system work in harmony—in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes understand the great value of chiropractic treatments—to the point that they regularly have chiropractic well visits to prevent future injuries. If you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, chiropractic care will enable you to reach peak performance without injuring yourself. Schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today.