Chiropractic care is a lot of things: from pain reliever to quality of life enhancer. But it plays yet another role in the lives of professional athletes by improving their strength, accelerating recovery times, and even preventing future injuries.
Dr. Scott Zack, a qualified chiropractor and primary care provider from the Oakland Country charter township of West Bloomfield, Michigan, listed down some of the advantages, benefits, and positive effects of sports chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment is often associated with pain treatment for neck or back problems. But sports chiropractic proves that it has a number of benefits that are above and beyond these conditions. Dr. Scott Zack’s list showcases a list of four benefits that are specially tailored for athletes.
“Accelerated recovery times are often key to success for professional athletes,” explains Dr. Zack, who is now quite popular in Michigan. He said it is incredibly important for athletes to return to their sport in the shortest time possible after sustaining an injury, but it is equally important that they recover properly. “This, however, must be done safely, and when an injury is serious, with professional guidance.”
Most athletes, especially those who are professional, are concerned that their career might suffer from an injury. But in this industry, injuries are very common. In your effort to push yourself to the limit, you might injure yourself while training—or worse, while competing.
Sports chiropractic care is tailor-made for this. According to Dr. Zack, sports chiropractic care is the best solution for sports injuries because it is drug-free and non-invasive.
In fact, a 2019 review carried out by the International Journal of Clinical Medicine Research and a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2016 supports this. Sports chiropractic care showed demonstrable benefits in recovery from injuries ranging from ankle sprains to post-concussion symptoms, according to both studies.
Dr. Zack also mentioned how chiropractic treatment can improve strength—which is valuable in the sports industry. “Sports chiropractic care is known to promote both improved muscle strength and peak isometric strength.”
He said this is significant for athletes because it is considered key to both preventing injuries and further supporting accelerated recovery when injuries do occur.
Following up on this, Dr. Zack’s list also mentioned injury prevention as one of the core benefits of chiropractic treatment. “Further to promoting improved strength, sports chiropractic care is also shown to prevent against possible future injuries,” he explained.
The last benefit Dr. Zack listed is improved flexibility. This is often a massive perk for both athletes and non-athletes alike. All four benefits of sports chiropractic can enhance the performance of athletes in a natural way. Athletes perform better when they’re feeling good and comfortable—which includes being free from pain. It gives them improved mobility, which is always useful when participating in sports.
“It’s also key to maintaining fitness and mobility more generally, benefiting all of us in our day-to-day lives whether we play sports or not,” the expert said.
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