Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and push to a new levels every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
If you’re an athlete, no matter your preferred sport or level, Dr. Abigail Swank, Dr. Parker Neill and Dr. Timothy Swank at Swank Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Wellness Center in Cary, NC, provide effective sports medicine to help you achieve your relief and performance goals.
Sports Medicine in Chiropractic Care
Athletes have a tendency to push their bodies to new limits, which can be a great thing for both their sport and their health. However, exceeding limits can also come with some negative consequences. The Chiropractic Physicians at Swank Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Wellness Center in Cary, NC, have the expertise, knowledge & tools that help athletes prevent injury, undo any damage and achieve optimal performance.
Sports Medicine Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend days or weeks after competition nursing their injuries and relying on pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually, typically with prescription drugs. Importantly, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, using chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy techniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to normal function.
The vast majority of injuries suffered by athletes are musculoskeletal injuries. These include but are not limited to:
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal joint dysfunction
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Nerve compression
- Overuse injuries
- Knee injuries
- Elbow injuries
These are just a few examples of sports injuries. Chiropractors can dig deep into the root of the issue and utilize techniques that provide natural relief. They not only prevent the need for addictive medications but to also speed & enhance recovery.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most efficient state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
Chiropractic sports medicine doesn’t just address current injuries. It can also help prevent future injuries. By correcting spinal dysfunction, relieving tension, improving blood flow, increasing range of motion, and stretching and strengthening weakened or damaged areas, the likelihood of sustaining another injury is significantly reduced. Additionally, chiropractors work with you to build better musculoskeletal habits that further reduce your risk.
Injury prevention and recovery are both extremely important for athletes, but sports chiropractors go a step further. Thanks to the various techniques they provide and their understanding of athletic needs, they are able to help athletes reach their optimal performance in their sport and in life.
To learn more about how Sports Medicine can help, visit our Chiropractic Physicians at Swank Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Wellness Center in Cary, NC. Call (919) 460-6098 to schedule an appointment today.