Have you suffered a sports injury? Have you heard the names Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, or Kareem Abdul-Jubbar before? These are some of the elite athletes who attribute a large amount of their success to the chiropractic care they received throughout their careers. In addition to the success experienced by these world class athletes, you may have noticed chiropractors along the sidelines of NFL football games and the most recent Olympic events. Both of these organizations have recognized how vital chiropractic is to their teams' success and integrated chiropractic doctors into their sports medicine team. Not only can chiropractic help world famous athletes excel, it has also been shown to provide short and long term benefits for entry level, high school, and college participants. Celanese Chiropractic Health & Performance has been providing care to local amateur and professional athletes for years.
How Can Chiropractic Help Rock Hill Athletes?
Amateur and professional athletes routinely and continually put their bodies through an extremely high level of physical stress. These stressors are different than what we experience as a result of too much schoolwork or demands from the boss at work. Sport participation often involves quick starts and stops, explosive jumping or running, collisions, and atypical body postures that put added demands on the on the body's physical structure. Therefore, whether you are a football player, wrestler, golfer, or runner, chiropractic can provide the assistance your body needs to be able to adapt to these added stresses.
Often, these unusual stressors cause the bones in our back to come out of place. The effects of these changes create a cascade that often leads to loss of motion, flexibility, and speed while increasing the chances of developing headaches or predisposing the body to future athletic related injuries. For example, many long distance runners have been shown to develop chronic cases of tendonitis and pain throughout the joints in their legs. Typically, they are prescribed a pain killer to mask the symptoms of pain, providing short term relief. If pain killers were the real solution to the problem, why would they have to be continually taken?
The truth is that many sport-related injuries begin due to nerve interference caused by misalignments in our joints, primarily the spine. Our chiropractors at Celanese Chiropractic Health & Performance in Rock Hill are specially trained at removing this type of interference. When this nerve interference is removed, the body experiences an increase in blood flow, higher immune system function, proper motor pattern firing, and overall better health. As a result, athletes receiving care at our office have noticed increased flexibility, speed, agility, and power during sport participation. These types of results have been seen at chiropractic clinics all across the country. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Investigation showed that as many as 32% of athletes receiving chiropractic care experienced these results and an even higher percentage showed a decrease in the number of injuries sustained during sport participation.
When Should an Athlete See a Chiropractor?
Just as people get a flu shot at the beginning of flu season to prevent getting sick, athletes of all ranks shouldn't wait to see a chiropractor until they actually have an injury. While chiropractic has been proven to be an excellent source for injury rehabilitation and healing, it is an even better resource for preventing the damage from happening. Chiropractors view the body as a whole, taking into account all aspects of health. Celanese Chiropractic Health & Performance has the resources to provide adjustive procedures, physical therapy, and soft tissue massage to address the nervous, skeletal, muscular, and ligamentous systems. Through this holistic approach, the body is able to function at its optimal level, keeping you from being sidelined with injuries throughout the season. If you are an athlete in the Rock Hill area, contact our office today to schedule your individualized consolation.
As Jerry Rice said: "Chiropractic care helped me stay healthy and succeed in the league for as long as I did."
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