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Why Choose Chiropractic to Treat and Prevent Student-Athlete Injuries?

Written By James J. Hether, D.C. on August 28, 2018

Whether your student-athlete is an avid runner or an up-coming baseball player, they’re always at risk of developing injuries. 

From repetitive strain and ankle strains to simply feeling sore and stiff after a game, there are many reasons trainers will encourage them to visit their local chiropractor. 

Below, we’ll explore how your chiropractor in DeLand can help treat and prevent sports injuries. 

The Benefits of Chiropractic for Sports Injuries 

1. Realigning the Body

Through the use of manual adjustments, a chiropractor can ensure any tension is eradicated and your body is properly aligned. 

Whether misalignments are caused by greater strength in one side of the body, or flexibility and mobility issues, chiropractic can help improve your movement. 

It prevents injury as there will be less stress on the side of your body that’s compensating for the other. 

2. Increasing Range of Motion 

As mentioned above, chiropractic can restore your body’s natural movements so it moves freely and naturally with far fewer restrictions. This also removes any tension in your neck and back, alleviating any pain. 

For example, one study of college football players found an improvement in athlete performance following sessions with their chiropractor. 

3. Facilitating Healing 

Healing is often hampered by inflammation and muscle spasms, which are common in injured athletes. Chiropractic can help muscles and tissues recover quicker, speeding up the healing process. 

4. Improving Strength 

While primarily used to aid skeletal and muscular complaints, studies also highlight how chiropractic can improve strength. One research project found that after just 3 chiropractic sessions, there was a 16% improvement in national level judo athletes’ grip strength.

When Should You See Your Chiropractor

Chiropractors see a wealth of people walk through their door, some looking for help with a specific problem and others looking for a general boost in their well-being. However, young athletes may want to request the help of their chiropractor for: 

  • Sciatica
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Sprains and strains to the hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder
  • Sprains and strains to the ankle, knee, or hip
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low- and mid-back pain or neck pain
  • Headaches 

Equally, as we’ve already seen, chiropractors can help with injury prevention. So even if you don’t feel as though any of the above apply to you, regular consultations with your chiropractor may ward off any potential problems. 

Call us at 386-734-0702 today to make sure your sports injuries are a thing of the past. 

Posted In: Chiropractic Sports Injuries