Chiropractic care is an important part of many athletes’ overall wellness program. While sport chiropractors can always help when athletes suffer injuries, an athlete does not have to get hurt to benefit from this kind of care.
Sport chiropractors can help athletes in many ways. One of the most common ailments sport chiropractors can treat is an injury received during athletic activity. In high-impact sports such as football and hockey, the body gets knocked around quite a bit. All this contact with other athletes (and the ground) can cause things to get knocked out of alignment. When this happens, it not only has an effect on the bones, but it can cause irritation to the surrounding muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. When the back is involved, problems with the discs can also arise.
Our chiropractor offers options for treatment that do not rely on the use of drugs to be beneficial. Chiropractic adjustments can help everything get back into proper alignment. Doing so will relieve pain at its source while also improving overall function of the muscles and joints.
In addition to adjustments, Dr. Lidstrom can use other methods to bring relief from the discomforts associated with athletic activity. Massage can be effective at helping sore muscles. When used in combination with stretching, you can increase the range of motion in that area. This not only helps with the soreness that may be present, but it can also go a long way in preventing future injuries.
Electronic muscle stimulation is a method chiropractors frequently use to help relax the muscles. During these treatments, electricity is used to relieve muscle tension by reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
Athletes can sometimes develop headaches that originate in the neck area. This is because impacts and sudden movements can irritate the nerves in the neck, leading to symptoms like headaches. A neck adjustment performed by our skilled chiropractor can take the pressure off the affected nerves and relieve the pain.
The focus of chiropractic care is not limited to the neck and back. Many athletes find that it can also help reduce shoulder, leg, and ankle pain.
Even if you have not received an injury from an athletic activity, you can still benefit from the care of our sport chiropractor. Initial care usually starts with an evaluation of your overall condition. This can help Dr. Lidstrom identify any issues that are likely to lead to an injury and take the proper preventative measures. The proactive chiropractic care offered at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center can help you improve your overall athletic performance. With proper treatment, your whole body will function better, and you will experience an increased range of motion in your muscles. Call our office in Cornelius today to see how our chiropractic care can benefit you.