Ok, try not to laugh please. A few of us got together this past weekend and played a competitive game of kickball. The fun part about it was that we had a keg of Tower IPA at second base, so believe me, there was incentive to get on base and make it to second. Most of us just wanted a beer, and it became frustrating when they kept getting me out at first.
Maybe I should have laid of those beers the week prior, maybe that would have given me the speed I needed to make it to first before being thrown out. Well, that didn’t happen, I wasn’t even close to laying off the beer the week prior. What this led to was an injury that pissed me off to the point that I had to camp out on second base for thirty minutes to quench my thirst and kill some pain.
Now, I’m no athlete, but this injury could be categorized as an athletic injury….. or physical injury by a non-athletic guy…. or fat man lower back issues due to sitting on his ass…. or whatever you want to call it! I am out of shape and should not have been playing drunken kickball, now my lower back is tweaked and I’m sharing a stupid story with you rather than an epic one of kickball victories and keg stands. Anyway, hold on to your smart phone and get ready to read some really non-interesting facts I have about sports and injuries.
In competitive sports, it is easy to get injured and need recovery time. Athletes need every little bit of strength, speed and flexibility during this time.
When injuries happen, many turn to family chiropractic care. This is because of the results chiropractor therapy has shown and other methods can be expensive. Prescriptions are not the healthiest methods and surgery can leave a player with a recovery time anywhere from one month to one year. A certified sports physician is able to relieve pain without prescriptions or surgery, all while keeping the body balanced and flexible with optimal performance.
The common injuries suffered in many sports can knock the spine out of alignment, causing stress on its pain-sensitive joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. After using the chiropractor often, many should notice a difference in the pain levels and range of motion. Chiropractic care is important because it helps keep the body engaged while still being able to participate in daily activities.
It helps relieve headaches from neck injuries, back and shoulder pain, ankle, knee and leg injuries and more. These all can result from everyday activities, intense sports or a car accident. Chiropractic work will help heal and revive in a timely manner.
Not just injured athletes visit chiropractors, about 90% of athletes around the world routinely use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance. All professional sports teams use chiropractic care and always have one for their athletes to go to when needed.
For example, a misaligned spine can interfere with the functions of all other systems, causing a lack in performance. Regular adjustments keep the spine working smoothly, which in turn boosts the body’s overall performance. Going to the chiropractor not only helps cure injuries, it helps prevent them too. More effective training. Many athletes also find that chiropractic care helps them train more effectively.
Alignment issues cause unnecessary stress on the body lead to injury. A chiropractic sports physician keeps the musculoskeletal system work smoothly so the body is less prone to injury. By relieving the irritation between misaligned back and neck, chiropractic treatment helps minimize the healing time.
Chiropractic care helps so many athletes heal in a timely manner and keep their performance up to par while recovering. Professional athletes even enjoy using the chiropractor for small tweaks in their back or neck to get them feeling better quickly.
Most chiropractors also have rehab centers attached to them in a separate room. These rehab centers are built to help recover pulled ligaments or muscles through exercises and stretches. Depending on the injury it is normal to go 2-3 times per week for rehab care and chiropractic care. The combination of these two treatments help athletes feel better and get back in the game quickly.
Chiropractic care is a very ideal type of treatment because it is almost always covered by insurance and is healthy for the body and mind rather than prescription medicines.