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Is Chiropractic Care Beneficial for Athletes?

Athletes are always looking for ways to get an edge on their competition, stay healthy, and heal faster. Chiropractic care is becoming a popular way to achieve these goals! Here are 3 major ways athletes can benefit from routine chiropractic care:

Pain Relief

Chiropractic care helps with many injuries with techniques like massages and stretching, range-of-movement exercises, stainless steel tools that break down accumulated scar tissue, release of deep muscle tension using functional dry needling, and electrical muscle stimulation that releases tension near the surface of muscles. These techniques help the muscles relax and enhance proper blood circulation. Because common sports injuries may knock the spine out of alignment and cause stress on various joints and muscles, chiropractic care can help with pain from elbow, back, shoulder, ankle, and knee injuries. It also is great to alleviate headaches from head and neck injuries.

Not only does it help injuries, but chiropractic care can get you back moving quicker because it is drug-free and non-invasive!

Increase Performance

Studies have shown that athletes enjoy a significant performance increase from the use of chiropractic care. For example, in this study, the athletes involved showed a 6.12% increase in performance after receiving chiropractic treatment. And in this one, the participants had a 30% improvement in hand-eye coordination after 12 weeks.

Professional athletes themselves enjoy the performance benefits of chiropractic care. Every NFL team has a chiropractor on staff, and 72% of PGA golfers employ a chiropractor. The other major sports leagues (NBA, MLB, NHL) frequently have chiropractors employed by teams to keep their athletes healthy as well, showing that chiropractic care can benefit those in every sport.

Prevention

Chiropractic care is a great tool for avoiding injuries. If athletes keep up with chiropractic care, their musculoskeletal system stays aligned and continues to run smoothly. Visiting a chiropractor also can reduce stress, further lessening chances of injury.

Experienced Chiropractic Care for Athletes in Frederick, MD & Surrounding Areas

At Lipinski Chiropractic, we routinely see athletes to help with their recovery from a variety of sports injuries, including back pain, neck pain, or leg pain and numbness. Dr. Sebastian Lipinski works with each individual patient to define treatment goals – including enhanced performance, injury prevention, or injury recovery – and develops a custom treatment plan for each patient. Schedule your first appointment today to get on the road to healthier, better sports performance!

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