How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Understanding Sports Injuries
Sports injuries today are not just limited to professional athletes or young people who participate in school sports programs. Today, men and women of all ages are involved in regular sports and ﬁtness activities. The vast majority of people are involved in sports like golf and tennis, and/or other healthy activities like running, aerobic classes, and weight training. All fitness activities, however, include the risk of injury.
Nearly all injuries can be put into two classifications:
- Repetitive Stress (overuse of muscle or other tissue)
- Traumatic (i.e., sudden slip, fall, or collision)
As the name implies, traumatic injury produces the sort of incapacitation and debilitation most commonly associated with trauma.
As a rule, injuries to the ligaments (the tissue that connects bone to bone) and to muscles are the most commonplace, although the trauma of fractures and dislocations frequently occurs in contact sports.
Athletes have been benefiting from chiropractic care for many years; however, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to Olympic athletes utilize chiropractic because it is a DRUG-FREE way to better health and performance.
Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries. The science of chiropractic is founded on the premise that a proper nerve supply is essential to controlling and regulating the functioning of the human body.
Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine or other joints. This restores the skeletal and nervous systems to a more optimal level of function, which maximizes the body’s performance and healing potential.