As the leading experts in the Neuro-musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are many athletes’ top choice for ongoing preventative and performance-based care.
Used widely across many sports, the chiropractic adjustment and therapies can help to boost overall performance, decrease downtime due to injury and keep athletes in top shape.
Common Injuries in Sports
Forceful impacts, repetitive motions and overuse often lead to sports injuries at any age. (Think: tackling in football, crouching as a catcher in baseball or softball, repeated movements as a gymnast.)
Avoiding the injuries is optimal—and if you have experienced an injury, healing as rapidly as possible is critical to overall well-being and your ability to continue to enjoy the sport you love.
A study published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders found that the addition of chiropractic care greatly reduced strain injuries, time missed due to knee injuries and lower back pain for athletes in a semi-pro Australian football team.
These athletes also experienced an improvement in overall health and well-being.
Spinal Health, Subluxations and Chiropractic
Many people don’t realize how critical spinal health is to proper functioning of not only the musculoskeletal system but the entire body.
Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can occur from trauma and injury, in addition to toxins and stress.
Chiropractors are the only healthcare providers trained to diagnose and treat subluxations.
These misalignments hinder the optimal function of the nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs and a network of nerve cells and fibers that transmit signals to different parts of the body.
Through the chiropractic adjustment of the spine and the removal of subluxations, chiropractic physicians help to return the body to a normal state, reducing tension, pain and the overall likelihood of injury.
Children’s Sports and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care isn’t just for pros and adults—children who are involved in any sport can reap huge benefits from ongoing care.
Chiropractic is perfectly safe for children of any age and is an important tool for preventing long-term damage to your child’s growing body.
According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.6 million children aged 0 to 19 years old are treated for sports and recreational injuries.
Of these injuries, musculoskeletal are by far the most common. Whether your child is in a contact sport like football or hockey or a non-contact sport like gymnastics or swimming, regular exams, adjustments and therapies are essential.
Choose Chiropractic First
Choosing chiropractic as your first line of defense once an injury occurs can decrease the likelihood of surgery and further injury.
Talk to Dr Hagmeyer to learn more about how regular care can boost your performance, as well as prevent and manage injury.
Make an appointment to talk to a chiropractic doctor about chiropractic and sports performance and injuries.
Here at House Call Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we provide natural, drug-free treatment for sports-related injuries.
Our Naperville sports chiropractor, Dr. Hagmeyer, employs spinal adjustment and other natural healing techniques both to treat sports injuries and lower your odds of getting them, including
Our Naperville sports injury chiropractor knows first-hand the toll that athletic activities can take on the human body. Dr. Hagmeyer played a variety of sports growing up, and in college served as student athletic trainer for the basketball and football teams. He understands exactly what kinds of injuries your sport of choice makes you prone to, how athletic technique can play a role in certain types of injuries, and the need to maintain an optimal state of wellness between sporting events. Today, Dr Hagmeyer treats many cross fit athletes.
What Can Lead to a Sports Injury?
There are as many different potential sports injuries as there are sports, due in part to the sheer complexity of the human body and the many stresses placed on it by certain activities. For instance, contact sports such as football and rugby can subject the spinal column to severe impacts, dislocating vertebrae and causing spinal discs to shift onto major nerve roots.
This injury can produce not only neck or back pain but also shooting pains, tingling, muscle weakness and other issues in your limbs. Even the constant spinal jostling caused by running flat-out on a hard court, as basketball players constantly do, can cause spinal subluxation (misalignment) and nerve impingement.
If you already have an undiagnosed spinal misalignment, you could be a sports injury waiting to happen.
An unbalanced body will experience excessive stress on one side or the other, potentially leading to knee, hip, joint or ankle pain.
An off-kilter body may also contribute to flaws in your athletic technique, which in turn can promote soft tissue injuries such as tennis elbow, golf elbow, runner's knee, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain disorders.
Chiropractic adjustment from our Naperville sports injury chiropractor could be exactly what you need to get back in the game and stay there. By correcting your spinal alignment and posture, we can reverse musculoskeletal imbalances while also relieving nerve pressure and muscular strain. Once your spine is back in line, you'll also be less prone to future injuries.
House Call Chiropractic & Acupuncture
We offer a variety of office hours in order to meet the needs of our patients.
After Running a 5k this summer in Naperville, I found myself with serious hip pain. While I thought the pain would just go away on it's own, the pain slowly got worse over a few months and began to cause severe burning. Simple things like tying my shoe laces and bending over became increasing painful. My primary care doctor only prescribed pain pills and I knew this wasn't the answer, next he sent me to a PT for 4 weeks and this too, didn't help. My neighbor and his family had used Dr Hagmeyer's so I contacted him figuring I had nothing to lose. I was very impressed with how thorough Dr Hagmeyer's exam was and how effective his treatment. He used a combination of laser, these metal instruments on the muscles, and made a few adjustments to my hip, lower back, knee and ankle- I experienced relief over night. I think it took about 7 or 8 treatments and I was almost as good as new. I am now a big believer in Chiropractic.
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