Over 15% of Americans (40 million) have sought chiropractic care before and are likely to do so again. One of the most prominent reasons why people seek chiropractic care is to treat their Sports injuries. When their injuries recover faster, they can return to their routine faster – get back on the horse. Here is a closer look at how it is helping athletes get back on the horse faster than ever.
Alleviating Sprains and Joint Pain
Professional athletes always want to ‘get back on the horse’ faster than they should. While this attitude is commendable, it is not advisable. To numb they pain, they seek painkillers. However, these only numb the pain rather than alleviate it. As such, they return to their routine, free of pain but not free of their injury. As such, they are now more prone than before to sports injuries.
This is, in fact, one of the primary reasons why an increasing number of athletes are choosing chiropractic treatment. Not only do they feel their pain subside, different chiropractic treatment help prevent such sports injuries from occurring again. Such treatments are highly effective for athletes prone to repetitive motion injury. Such sports include bowling, tennis, cricket, soccer and weightlifting.
Chiropractic helps prevent sports injuries by helping the body heal itself faster. Using advance techniques such as joint mobilization and Kinesio taping, athletes can return to training faster. More importantly, they can return to their routine with a reduced risk of injury rather than an increased.
Correcting Spinal Injuries
Possibly one of the most common sports injuries is that of spinal injuries, often incurred during strenuous athletic activity or a traumatic hit. Most athletic people push themselves harder every day. While this gets results, it also strains you back, making it more susceptible to spinal injuries. Pushed too hard, it may damage spinal alignment.
As such, chiropractors use a number of techniques, known as spinal manipulation, in order to bring the spine back into alignment, increase its range of motion, alleviate pain and help the spine heal itself.
As a field of alternative medicine, and the third-largest primary healthcare industry, after doctor and dentistry, chiropractic has become not only widely accepted but sought out. With over 40 million Americans seeking, it’s no wonder why athletes are using it. For athletes who want to get ‘back on the horse,’ chiropractic treatment comes highly recommended.