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How Chiropractic Care Can Prevent Sports Injuries

Athletes of all ages and skill levels often experience injuries that can hurt their overall performance. The constant wear and tear sports can play on the body can lead to serious injuries down the road. That’s why athletes often seek out chiropractic care.


Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to dealing with injuries, pain, stiffness, and aches. By seeing a chiropractor regularly, many people experience pain relief, an improvement in their range of motion and overall performance.


In today’s article, we’ll discuss chiropractic care’s benefits to your body and athletic performance.


1. Prevent Future Injuries

Balance is key to any sport and activity. Take slacklining, for example. To walk across a thin line high up in the air, you must maintain proper balance the entire time. Otherwise, you risk falling and possibly encountering a severe injury. Not everyone slacklines, but we all have a spine that keeps the rest of our body in balance, and improper care of it can lead to a severe imbalance of the rest of the body.


If your spine or pelvis is misaligned, it can create asymmetry in your body. This misalignment causes certain muscles to have to compensate for the unequal distribution of pressure throughout the body. This added pressure can lead to severe injuries from throwing a ball to running.


However, regular chiropractor adjustments can restore the body’s natural spine and pelvic alignment. A properly aligned spine can improve an athlete’s performance, range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.


2. Pain Management

Most athletes who practice frequently experience various sports injuries, from muscles, tears, aches, pains, tendon, and ligament sprains. These soft tissue tears can often be worse than bone pain as the affected starts to heal over the muscle, reducing the body’s range of motion and flexibility.


Chiropractic adjustments are great for soft tissue manipulation and can help improve an athlete’s pain after a sports related injury by restoring muscle balance and removing nerve interference.


3. Recovery Time

Chiropractic care can also help in the recovery from a sports injury. After an injury, many athletes experience spasms and inflammation, increasing the time it takes to recover.


Chiropractic care may not immediately reduce pain in the affected area, but it enables the body to recover faster. Adjustments can break up scar tissue and increase flexibility and strength throughout recovery.





Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.


Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!


Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana, Michael Hummer grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Michael earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, Michael also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now, student doctor, Hummer is nearing the end of his graduate curriculum and will soon earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University. In this new chapter Michael is excited to apply his education and versatile skillset in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Michael is now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!



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