Chiropractic can give your athletic endeavors an edge. That’s why you’ll find chiropractors as “team doctors” for professional, college, high school, junior high, and elementary school football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, rugby, and soccer teams.
Chiropractors help keep athletes on the field and help stop minor injuries from becoming major ones without the use of drugs or surgery. A survey among National Football League trainers found that 77% refer players to chiropractors and 31% of NFL teams have a chiropractor officially on staff. Many amateur and professional athletes wouldn’t dream of competing without first getting a chiropractic spinal checkup. How about you? Want that winning edge? A little more balance? A little more lightness in your step? Try a chiropractic “shaping up” adjustment of the spine.
Sports injuries nearly always jar and misalign the spinal column: a blow to the ribs, legs, feet, head, shoulder, or torso always radiates to the center of the body-that’s why a chiropractic check-up is needed when you are injured, regardless of the nature of the injury. Chiropractic is needed, in fact, even when medical procedures may also be necessary. Why? If an injury is serious enough to need medical care, the spine and body alignment is almost always damaged. Further, medical doctors are simply not trained to locate and correct spinal subluxations-that is the realm of the doctor of chiropractic.
By Tedd Koren, DC