Mckinney Sports Injury Treatment: 4 Reasons Why Athletes Need a Chiropractor
According to National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 90% of athletes report some sport-related injury, and depending on what type of injury, some injuries could be preventable with stretching, moving, and understanding how their body works—this is where chiropractic care comes in.
Here are 4 reasons why athletes need a chiropractor.
1. Non-Invasive Option
When athletes have to go through surgery, they usually have to take the rest of the season off, but 65%-88% of athletes return to playing within a year. However, about 13% of the athletes that had one surgery will reinjure themselves.
Chiropractic care (such as stem cell therapy, dry needling, electrical muscle stimulation, and more) is a non-invasive option that examines athletes injuries and can bypass invasive surgeries that could harm the athletes for the rest of their life.
2. Alternative to opioids and prescription drugs
Opioids and prescription drugs come with a list of hazardous warnings, side effects, and can potentially affect other areas of the body.
Chiropractic care implements holistic tendencies that allow athletes to opt out of needing to take medication that makes them “fuzzy or foggy.”
3. Increase range of motion, which enhances performance
Athletes could be experiencing tightness and soreness, which eliminates motion range and overall performance levels. For example, if athletes have a tight neck, they won't be able to turn their head as far, which decreases motion and performance abilities.
Chiropractors work with athletes to focus on stretching, alignments, and movement to decrease injury, muscle spasms, and other problems related to a low range of motion.
4. Prevent Future Injuries
Athletes that seek chiropractic care will focus on strengthening, stretching, and aligning muscles. Ultimately, by increasing muscle performance, the entire body will be able to withstand injury better because the muscles will fully support everything.
Of course, no one wants to get hurt, especially doing something they enjoy, but if you or someone you know is an athlete schedule an appointment with a chiropractor. It’s an alternative option that could save yours/their athletic career.