Sports Chiropractic Care
Here in Spartanburg, we are coming up to the end of summer, and that means that everyone is gearing up for the next school year. The start of the school year also means a start to another sports season. Unfortunately, with another season of sports, comes the potential for injury. If you haven't considered it yet, you should think about how chiropractic can prevent injury and even increase athletic ability.
Athletic training can often jar and misalign the spinal column, because the spine is at the center of the body. Impact to the legs, feet, head, shoulders and torso often radiates to the spine. Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct vertebral stress by physically adjusting the spine. This restores the spine and nervous system to a more optimal level of function, which maximizes the body’s performance and healing potential. Anyone who engages in athletics can benefit from regular Chiropractic checkups to ensure that their spine is balanced and free from structural stress. When the spinal column is brought into balance and alignment, the body's nervous system and body biomechanics (posture) are maximized.
A landmark research effort from the New Zealand School of Chiropractic and the University of Auckland, evaluated the effects of chiropractic adjustment on reaction times. Two groups were tested. One group received spinal adjustments, while the other group, only receiving a short period of rest, acted as a control group for comparison. There was a marked improvement for the group that received an adjustment over the group that received nothing but rest. The group that received the chiropractic adjustment had a 14.8% faster reaction time than the control group. This is just one example of how chiropractic can increase your athletic performance.
If you live in Spartanburg and would like to increase your sports performance or would like to prevent injury, we may be able to help. We can offer you a plan of care that will keep your spine healthy and strong so that you will be healthy and strong throughout your sports season.
“As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I'm one step ahead of the game” – Tom Brady