Team physicians may be par for the course for professional sports, but regular chiropractic care for professional athletes is almost as routine. Would you be surprised to learn that an estimated 90 percent of the world’s athletes enjoy chiropractic care? It’s true! Here’s why athletes love the chiropractor.
It’s not just because the body takes a beating in many sports, and regular adjustment can reduce pain and inflammation. Regular chiropractic care is an effective treatment for pain-based and pathological conditions, and that makes it ideal as a method of enhancing performance, both personal and athletic.
Studies show that chiropractic care reduces inflammatory cytokines, enhances pulmonary function, boosts the immune system, relieves muscle tension, decreases stress and can also increase energy. Athlete or no, those are all great benefits. But studies have also shown that chiropractic patients enjoy overall increased bodily function, including bowel regularity and mental clarity.
Essentially, it comes down to this: routine chiropractic care can help put your body in a position where it can heal itself.
It’s estimated that high-impact sports can stress the body in the same way as a car accident. Athletes who are routinely adjusted enjoy:
- Improved athletic performance
- Improved range of motion
- Increased blood flow
- Improved flexibility
- Relief from strain relating to training
- And possibly fewer injuries
Regular adjustments can free up the immune system to do its job of keeping you healthy. Healthy bodies are better equipped to perform and move. And that’s a benefit no matter how athletic you are.
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