When you think of chiropractic, does pain come to mind? We want to change your mind about how chiropractic can be used in your life. Instead of using it as a reactive tool when discomfort has set in, chiropractic can be a part of your healthy lifestyle strategy.
If you’re an athlete, it’s particularly important that you take steps to prevent injury. There is a myriad of stresses involved in everyday life, let alone through your sporting activities. By removing the stresses from your spine, we can increase the flow of energy in your nervous system.
Along with chiropractic care, you’ll receive postural correction so that you can increase your strength and athletic performance. You’ll be able to surpass all your records and may be surprised at what you’re capable of!
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Recovery and Prevention
If you have been injured, you want to get back in the game as quickly as possible. Chiropractic can help you to return to your chosen activities faster than you may have dreamed of. Through chiropractic, your nervous system health is optimized, which decreases scarring and promotes the function of every other body part. You’ll be able to heal properly and express the highest levels of health.
Nearly any form of sports have the possibility of injury. Contact sports are particularly risky, even when the proper precautions are taken. If you or your child may have a concussion, Dr. Nicholas can identify that for you. Concussions cannot be treated at our office. If a concussion has occurred, however, Dr. Nicholas will let you know, then refer you to the appropriate provider.
The Benefits of Chiropractic for Active People
Whether you’re a professional competitor or a student athlete, it’s important that you achieve and maintain your body’s optimal function. The high levels of stress a body undergoes during sports make it more likely that an injury can occur. Chiropractic promotes stability and increases strength in problem areas that keep you feeling vulnerable.
There are certain areas of the body that undergo greater stress and likelihood of injury depending on which sport you play. We will monitor and control these regions to ensure that you stay in the best possible health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can chiropractic help with my balance?
Yes. There is a feedback loop through our nervous system. You require a healthy flow of energy through the nervous system to understand where you are at in time and space. By allowing optimal health and reducing interference to the nervous system, you can have better balance.
Can you treat my concussion?
Dr. Nicholas does not treat concussions. He can, however, identify whether a concussion has occurred. If so, he will refer you to the appropriate professional.
Can chiropractic help my kids who play sports?
Yes! There is no age limit on who chiropractic can help. Our patients include kids who play Little League or enjoy basketball, baseball, gymnastics and many more. Whether you’re concerned about an injury your child has or want to help them optimize their performance, chiropractic is a great choice to make for their health care.
What are some of the most common sports injuries you see?
The nature of an injury can often differ depending on the sport and the individual. For example, if you’re a runner, you might experience an ankle or foot problem more often than an athlete from another sport. If you’ve had an injury in a certain area before that wasn’t properly healed, that area will continue to get reinjured, leading to a vicious circle of pain and problems.
Some of the most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain and back pain.