Fargo Spine Will Help You Improve Your Game

According to the CDC, “more than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.” Competitive athletes, weekend warriors and fitness fanatics alike get more out of their game when they take advantage of the many benefits chiropractic care offers athletes of all skill levels. Today we’ll discuss 3 of them.

Sports injuries can include tennis elbow, golf elbow, stretched or torn ligaments, rotator cuff injuries and the like. From runners to swimmers and from soccer to basketball, football and baseball players and beyond, when it comes to chiropractic care for athletes in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Fargo Spine Clinic is the clear winner!

1) Quick Recovery from Injuries

An athlete’s body is susceptible to everything from sprains, strains, tendonitis, dislocations and even just general pain, soreness and aching. Whether they occur while training or competing, when these injuries sideline you from the sport you love, you just want to heal quickly and get back in the game. A good sports chiropractor can play an important role in making it happen.

Chiropractors understand that, while your body may present pain in a certain area, the problem could stem from an injury in another location. For instance, severe hip pain may actually be caused by subluxations (or misalignments) in the spine. At Fargo Spine Clinic, we’ll identify the true source of your pain, including knee pain, shin splints, and more, and get you back on the court in no time.

In order to fend off an infection and promote healing when you have been hurt, your body produces more white blood cells. These new cells may have difficulty reaching the damaged area because of constricted blood flow from the pain and swelling of inflammation. A sports chiropractor will improve blood flow to the injured area so the healing process can begin. Chiropractic therapies will help your injured body relax and heal itself without pharmaceuticals. Non-invasive and safe, you’ll begin to see results almost immediately.

2) Prevent Injuries in the First Place

Being physically fit is key to a healthy lifestyle, but regular workouts alone may not fend off injuries. Chiropractic care doesn’t guarantee that you won’t get hurt playing a sport or working out, but we can take steps to decrease the likelihood. One way we do this is to release built-up tension in your musculoskeletal system due to overtraining, poor form, repetitive use, etc. Left unaddressed, tautness may lead to injuries such as sprains and strains.

Misalignments (or subluxations) in the spine can decrease or limit your range of motion. As a result, your body may make adjustments to accommodate these restrictions. As these overused muscles cramp up or stiffen, it becomes harder to run, jump, kick or reach. A sports chiropractor can fix these misalignments and address soft tissue issues, ultimately restoring your body symmetry, improving your range of motion, allowing for better form and decreasing your risk of getting hurt.

3) Increased Strength & Athletic Performance

Chiropractic care can also increase muscle strength in athletes, which will also improve body symmetry, balance and overall performance. A weak or underperforming muscle may be slow to contract or contract inconsistently. This can affect how the joints operate. We can often address this by increasing blood flow to the muscle by manipulating your soft tissue and vertebrae. Increased blood flow will facilitate muscle growth, which will improve your game.

Need a Sports Chiropractor? Call Fargo Spine Today!

Sports enthusiasts will find their practices more effective and their performances better on game day with regular sports chiropractic care from Fargo Spine Clinic. Techniques such as Graston technique, myofascial release, dry needling, water technique, Kinesio tape and improved nutrition, will produce benefits like better flexibility, increased strength, faster recovery times and fewer sports injuries. Call today to make an appointment or to learn more!