Chiropractic Care for Athletes

The bodies of athletes are under immense pressure and stress regularly, whether you are mid-season or in spring training. So when some part of your body starts to hurt or not live up to its usual performance standards, it is essential to seek out treatment before it leads to long-term problems that can affect your livelihood. There’s a reason why an estimated 90% of professional athletes, including Olympians, take advantage of chiropractic treatments, and why just about every MLB and NFL team has their own in-house sports chiropractor. Chiropractic care can provide a holistic and drug-free approach that can improve your game, prevent injuries from happening, and help you recover when they do.

Boost Performance & Prevent Injuries

Athletes shouldn’t just see a chiropractor when things start to hurt severely. If stiff and sore joints prevent you from having a full range of motion, a chiropractor can restore your full range of motion and improve your game.

The tremendous pressure athletes put on their bodies means that it’s easy for areas of the body to get compressed or out of alignment, which can then lead to increased risk of injury. From increasing blood circulation to promoting flexibility, range of motion, and strength, chiropractic care can help athletes improve their overall performance and strength levels while also ensuring that the spine and joints are in proper alignment.

Relieve Pain & Speed Up Recovery

Since chiropractors work on the musculoskeletal system, they are acutely familiar with how the body is affected by sports and are highly trained in treating sports injuries and pain.

Many athletes endure pain caused by repetitive movements within their sport, with common ones being lower back pain in golfers, shoulder pain for baseball players or swimmers, ankle pain for volleyball players, knee pain for catchers, etc. And most athletes will experience an injury at some point or another, whether it’s a sprain, strain, tear, or out of the socket.

Chiropractic treatments such as spinal manipulations, cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, exercises, and massage can help you by relieving your pain and speeding up recovery, reducing the need for prescription painkillers and getting you back on your game sooner.

Make Chiropractic Care Part of Your Regimen

Seeing a chiropractor regularly should be on the checklist of any athlete, professional or amateur. The stress you put on your body while performing your sport means your body is going to need some relief and relaxing at some point. See one of our chiropractors at Ozark Chiropractic in Baton Rouge, LA before you reach the point of injury or after. Our Baton Rouge chiropractors, Dr. Mark Aucoin, Dr. Vanessa Aucoin, and Dr. Gregory Nelson have years of experience to provide you with safe, gentle, and effective chiropractic and wellness care for the entire body. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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