Sports Chiropractic Care in Blaine
Helping you enjoy better performance and fewer injuries on the field.
As an athlete, you routinely push your body to the limits. Sometimes, the stress and strain you’re putting your body under makes you stronger by building muscle or increasing your endurance.
However, your sports activities also routinely put your body at risk for injuries. Torn muscles, sprained muscles, and strained muscles are all quite common, as are spinal misalignments from falls and other mishaps. Spinal misalignments often force your muscles to get stressed and can cause compensation patterns within your body, often without you even knowing it. Spinal misalignments may cause your brain to be unable to effectively communicate with your muscles and can lead to a greater propensity for injuries, leaving on the sidelines.
We can help you enjoy better performance and fewer injuries on the field. We don’t just help with back pain: athletes often come to us with the complaint that they “just don’t feel right.” It’s not necessarily an issue of pain, but they just don’t feel that they can push their body to the next level.
How do I know chiropractic care is a good solution for sports injuries?
We won’t make you take my word for it. I’ll let former NFL wide receiver and Dancing with the Stars contestant Jerry Rice tell you about some of the positive results he’s seen from using chiropractic care instead.
As Rice mentions in the video, he took some tackles from players twice his size. He credits chiropractic for “keeping him in the game.”
How can a chiropractic adjustment alleviate sports injuries?
First, the adjustments help release pressure and inflammation in your joints. Our goal is to remove any instances in which your compromised nervous system is preventing your body from engaging in its natural healing abilities. This means you’ll recover faster, putting you back in the game before you know it.
Furthermore, remaining in proper spinal alignment can help you keep many injuries from occurring in the first place. This means you spend more time out there playing and less time nursing your pain!
Our office can also provide relief through the use of trigger point therapy. We work with a partner who specializes in this therapy and many of my clients have seen fantastic results.
Finally, we always recommend a bit of rest before you get back out there. “Overuse” is a common reason why athletes get hurt.
What kinds of sports injuries can a chiropractor address?
Chiropractors can tackle many different kinds of sports injuries, including:
- Injuries to the back and neck
- Knee problems
- Muscle sprains, tears, and strains
- Tennis elbow
- “My body is stuck in a rut”
Note that if you are already in pain chiropractic care may alleviate some of that pain, but it can’t fix everything. You’ll still have to rest a sprained ankle, for example. However, chiropractic care may help you recover from these injuries faster.
Can chiropractic care help me prevent sports injuries?
Yes. Consider a spine that’s out of alignment. Consider how that might impact the simple act of running. Your gait might be slightly lopsided, making a misstep (and a sprain) far more likely. Meanwhile, the athlete who has his spine in perfect alignment runs precisely as nature intended him to run, resulting in less stress, less strain, and fewer injuries.
Tired of being in pain and on the couch?
If you’re eager to get back to the sport of your choice and you want to do it in a healthy way that supports your body then schedule an appointment today with Elevated Health Center. We’re ready to help you maximize your potential both on and off the field.