There is no denying how just invaluable chiropractic care can be for athletes. A sports chiropractor may be exactly what you need to reduce any current discomfort, prevent future injuries, and ensure that you stay ahead of the game no matter your sport or skill level.

At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab, we offer specialized care for athletes and sports injuries. We can offer chiropractic care and rehab to help athletes get off the bench and back in the game. Doctor Jen Lidstrom and her staff can help determine the most effective course of treatment for your needs. Contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic today or stop by our Cornelius office to find out more.

Improved Mobility

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is one of the most common chiropractic treatment options for athletes. This style of therapy is used to improve an athlete’s overall mobility including their spine, shoulders, hips, and all other joints. OMT also helps to promote pain-free movement for athletes that are experiencing chronic discomfort. Countless studies show that a high percentage of professional athletes report improved mobility after OMT.

Sports Hernia Relief

One of the most common injuries for an athlete is a sports hernia. This medical condition is not only painful, but it could result in almost no training or competitions for multiple months if not treated professionally. Studies carried out on soccer players show that discomfort stemming from sports hernias was almost completely gone with just 8 weeks of chiropractic care and rehabilitation exercises.

Promoting Better Strength

Every sport relies on strength in one form or another. While there is no substitute for a world-class training program, athletes may be surprised to hear that a sports chiropractor could also improve their strength. In as little as a few sessions, athletes may be able to utilize their muscles more efficiently. These treatments are especially effective for upper body and grip strength coming from the shoulders, arms, and hands.

Preventing Injuries

There are few things that will bring an athlete’s career to a grinding halt as quickly as an injury. Unfortunately, injuries are extremely common for athletes at every level of competition. In order to reduce one’s chance of becoming injured, chiropractic care should be considered as a preventative option. Athletes that receive regular chiropractic care may reduce their chance of common issues such as strained hamstrings and other lower body injuries.

Reducing Inflammation

Any time that a repetitive motion is carried out there are sure to be some ongoing health problems. From tennis players to professional weightlifters, joints such as the knees and elbows can become inflamed which will lead to decreased mobility and strength. Failing to treat inflammation and swelling could also lead to permanent damage of the joints and the soft tissue that supports the joints.

Migraines and Headaches

Hundreds of peer reviewed studies show that chiropractic care is effective for preventing, treating, and easing the discomfort of headaches and migraines. From a lack of sleep to nutritional deficiencies, an athlete’s body is under a tremendous amount of stress, and headaches are likely to take place at some point. Partially or fully relieving this pain will help an individual stay focused on the task at hand and prevent future problems.