The physical demands of sports can catch up to the best of us. Injuries are common when you’re pushing your body to the limit and putting it under an enormous amount of stress.
However, one unfortunate injury could undo the hours of training you’ve put in and put you on the sidelines for a significant period of time. In fact, 66% injuries among Canadian adolescents were linked to sports.
The first question on most athletes minds after they’ve sustained an injury is “How long am I out for?” If your doctor has given you a long recovery estimate, much to your dismay, it’s not all bad. Consider visiting a chiropractor to see if they can help speed along the process.
Here are 3 reasons why you need to see a chiropractor on your road to recovery.
Living an athletic lifestyle can take a toll on your body. Often, injuries are a result of overexertion. Chiropractors can lessen the extent of the damage by providing treatments that ease your pain.
Chiropractic care involves treating the spine which connects to countless nerves, ligaments, and muscles. Athletes often experience pain relief after chiropractors align their spine, which relieves strain and stress. No wonder 90% of world-class athletes prefer chiropractic care to prevent injuries.
Non-Invasive and drug-free
Athletes need to be particularly careful about any medications they take as even student athletes undergo random drug testing.
Pain medications are not on the list of banned substances. However, for some athletes, the desire to get back on the field is so great that they often resort to banned substances for quick recovery.
Chiropractic care provides a convenient, non-invasive, and drug-free option for athletes that unlike painkillers, has no side-effects.
If you’re an athlete and haven’t sought chiropractic care, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Even if it’s an injury that’s brought you to a chiropractor, you’d be surprised at how much the treatment enhances your performance when you get back out on the field.
Chiropractors use a holistic approach to not just treat your injury but other aspects that can enhance your performance. Through spinal manipulation and readjustment, athletes have noticed an increase their strength as well quicker recovery, leading to improved performance.
At Divergent Health, we understand that you don’t want to be out of action for a long time. We are a chiropractic care center specializing in treating sports injuries using a combination of massage therapy treatment and shockwave therapy in Calgary.
Our experts have years of hands-on experience in ensuring that not only do you make a quick recovery but also maximize your performance. Call us at 403.909.8111 to book your appointment and have our team of professionals take care of your sports injuries today!