Chiropractic Care for Athletes

page_careForAthletesDid you know that most professional athletic teams have a chiropractor as a part of their health and medical team? In fact Jerry Rice credits chiropractic care with keeping him “in the game” for 22 years. This is astonishing when the average career of a pro NFL player lasts 4 years. Many of the greats have credited regular chiropractic care as a major part of their training program and not just for injuries. The names are impressive, Joe Montana, Evander Holyfield, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to name just a few.

In fact, Chiropractors are in demand to serve the athletes at the Olympics, on pro and semi pro teams, at the college level and even into the High School and Jr. High School teams. The reason is simple, Chiropractic works to keep their athlete in peak condition, and a team of athletes that are at their top physically and mentally usually take home the trophy.

Chiropractic works to maintain and restore proper spinal alignment. Just as the skull is designed to protect the brain, the spinal bones and its curves are designed to protect the nerve system coming from the brain. Traumas allowed to heal in wrong can affect the structure of the athlete’s spine which can affect the function of their nerve system. A nerve system under stress and tension can lead to numerous problems. Much like your cell phone not receiving a strong signal, the body’s signal can be affected causing both the repair of injuries and the performance level to be diminished.

Chiropractic care for the athlete works to restore the injured areas of the spine (subluxations) so the nerve system transmits the proper signal of life to the body for optimum function and regrowth, the way nature intended.