Most athletes know that the difference between winning and losing can be a matter of milliseconds. Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed and flexibility they can muster.
That’s why, when injuries happen, many turn to chiropractic care rather than more invasive options for pain relief. Prescription drugs dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery might leave an athlete benched for months. A certified chiropractic sports physician, on the other hand, is able to relieve pain without drugs or surgery — all while keeping the body balanced, flexible and at optimal performance.
The common injuries suffered in many sports can knock the spine out of alignment, causing stress on its pain-sensitive joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. In study after study, chiropractic care outperforms other medical options at reducing pain and restoring normal function.
Aside from pain relief, there are other athletic benefits that our highly trained chiropractic physicians can offer, including improved performance, more effective training, fewer injuries, and reduced recovery times.
Elite-level athletes recognize the value of chiropractic care: 72 percent of PGA golfers, as well as all NFL teams, have on-staff chiropractors -- as do almost every NBA, MLB, and NHL team.
There is strong anecdotal evidence in the literature that chiropractic care has a positive impact on athletic performance, although there is insufficient evidence that chiropractic care directly and significantly improves athletic performance. See article.