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Posted on 12-12-2017

Sports Chiropractic: The Athlete's Secret Weapon

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When you participate in an athletic competition, you can bet that the various athletes you're competing against are at different levels of fitness and performance. It's not uncommon for the favored competitor to come up short due to a nagging injury, chronic pain condition, or underlying musculoskeletal imbalance. Even when you're only competing against yourself, you may be struggling to reach and maintain your athletic goals. These are occasions when it's helpful to have a secret weapon you can turn to sports chiropractic care, as practiced at Cornerstone Chiropractic.

Sports and the Musculoskeletal System

Dedicated athletes demand more of their bodies than many other people, and that demand can come with a price tag. Constant stresses and strains of muscle, tendons, and ligaments can produce overuse or repetitive-motion injuries. This problem can be greatly aggravated by even the tiniest abnormalities in joint position, which can alter the body's biomechanics. The root of the problem may even be in your spinal alignment since even the tiniest imbalances in your weight distribution can affect your sports technique and subject your joints or muscles to additional stress. as a result, you may be more prone to sprains, tendinitis, tennis/golfer's elbow, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis and other common sports injuries.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Sports chiropractic care addresses the particular needs of athletes seeking to recover from sports injuries, boost their overall performance, and prevent future athletic mishaps. Our Everett chiropractor, Dr. Lichfield, can treat injuries caused by either high-impact or low-impact sports activities -- from jolts to the spine that have caused a herniated disc to chronic inflammation in a shoulder, knee or wrist. Targeted chiropractic adjustments can help your body recover more speedily, without surgery or drugs, so can get back into the game.

But sports chiropractic care also places a heavy emphasis on prevention. A detailed evaluation of your stance, gait, and spinal alignment can reveal possible irregularities that could impair your performance to put you at risk for sports injuries. By treating these issues and normalizing your musculoskeletal function through incremental adjustments on an as-needed basis, we can help you train more effectively, play your best game, experience less pain, and remain in top shape at all times. We can also evaluate you and perform any necessary adjustments immediately following a sporting event. Even if you feel fine, you may have sustained enough bumps, jolts, and soft tissue challenges to merit some therapeutic post-event care.

Improve Your Game Through Chiropractic Care, Contact Us Today

Sports chiropractic care has become a fact of life for professionals in many sports organizations, from the U.S. Olympic team to the NBA, NFL, and NHL. If they find this safe, natural healing modality essential for their athletes, you may find that it does wonders for you as well. Call 425-379-6301 to arrange for sports chiropractic care at our Everett clinic!

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