Most athletes put their bodies through intense workouts and training year around. Because of this, it is important that athletes keep their bodies healthy and strong so they do not injure themselves. According to The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, a study showed that after 12 weeks of chiropractic care, 30% of athletes showed increased athletic performance when tested on balance, reaction time, and agility. Chiropractic care has also been shown to improve coordination and speed in athletes.
Seeing a chiropractor may also be beneficial to athletes in increasing their range of motion, improving blood flow and posture, and quickening recovery time following a sporting event or workout. It is important not to just be seeing a chiropractor after an injury, but to incorporate chiropractic care into an athletes usual routine in order to avoid injuries. Especially athletes involved in more stressful sports such as wrestling and football, when it is important to make sure their vertebrae are kept aligned. Misalignments can manifest as soreness, headaches, and reduced flexibility or range of motion. Spinal and extremity adjustments could be helpful to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with a subluxations.
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