Sports Injuries

Sports injuries do not only affect professional athletes. Athletes of all ages suffer from all sorts of injuries derived from sports in which they play hard. An occasional athlete may hurt him/herself by merely being out of shape. Stretching before exercising and playing sports can greatly reduce the strains, injuries and broken bones that occur during the course of a game. Injuries vary from sport to sport. A basketball player may find that his lower back is in severe pain stemming from pain in his sciatic nerves. And a baseball player may be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome stemming from the use of his hands while batting or pitching on a daily basis.

The keys to protecting oneself from injuries sustained in sports is leading a healthy lifestyle while getting plenty of exercise daily and stretching before participating. And many times, a sports injury may occur during the training of the sport rather during competition.

Though regardless of when an athlete sustains an injury, the doctor to consult with is a chiropractor. Why? A chiropractor has studied what it takes to assist in the health of a professional (or collegiate) athlete. The chiropractor has studied the spine and has intimate knowledge of how to best treat a sports injury without taking that athlete out of rotation for the rest of the season.

Most sports involve body contact, fast starts and stops and positioning that places an exorbitant amount of strain on the back and spinal cord. Chiropractic care is a natural health care method that stresses the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, a minimum injury risk, and fast recuperative powers. Many professional teams and athletes alike retain a chiropractor whose specialty is sports and sports related injuries.

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