Chiropractic – is it for you?
What methods are you using to take care of your body in order to maintain your level of physical activity and to more importantly, reach your goals? Does it include massage, a nutrition coach, electrical muscle stimulation, quality sports supplements or Chiropractic? Everyone has a different personal care routine but sometimes we need a little more information to expand our options.
If you are wondering if Chiropractic is something you should consider, let’s talk about how and what it can help. Chiropractic benefits include more than just back pain relief.
Although this is a common thought, even supported by research as an effective treatment option for back pain relief, there are many other conditions Chiropractors treat. Many chiropractors include all joint pain including knees, hips, and shoulders.
Treatment options may include rehabilitation exercises, kinesiology taping, neurology and nutrition coaching. The key is finding a Chiropractor that works as another member of your support team.
Someone who knows and understands your goals, your activity level, that can help develop a treatment plan centered completely on your individual needs.
Sports related injuries happen for multiple reasons; one big reason I see often is injuries from compensation. These present in many different ways including right hip pain because of left foot or knee pain. Another example is shoulder, knee or hip pain because of an issue with alignment of the vertebra and joints in the spine.
Muscles tighten up around joints because they adjust to the new position of that joint. We compensate. This leads to altered movement of the body as a whole affecting shoulders, hips, and areas of the spine. In addition, nerves exiting the spine sending signals and feedback to your muscles are affected. This problem left untreated creates bad habits, potentially harmful movement of different joints, and injury results.
Over 30 million Americans report playing a sport. 3.5 million of those 30 will report a sports related injury. Finding and adding a Chiropractor as your support team can take you to that next level of better health, better performance, better times, better personal records as well as pain free and injury free training.
For the record… I personally would argue that almost everyone needs a Chiropractor and should see one twice a month. But that’s my personal, and arguably biased, opinion!
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Both EMS and Chiropractic can help with improving recovery and increasing performance. Making sure you have the right support team to keep you injury free could be just what it takes to bring you to the next level.