Why Every Athlete Should See a Chiropractor Regularly

As an athlete, you’re constantly pushing yourself to improve your performance. You understand the importance of training and conditioning to help prevent injury and increase your endurance. But have you considered how regular visits with your chiropractor can help you up your game?

At City Chiropractic And Wellness, Neil Patel, DC, understands the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system and are specially trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat your athletic injuries. In addition, consistent chiropractic care helps you improve your fitness levels and performance. 

Here are a few of the benefits and reasons you should make regular visits to City Chiropractic And Wellness part of your routine:

No surgery or drugs 

Like medical doctors, chiropractors spend several years learning about anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and human biology, but the treatment options they offer you are holistic and alternative and don’t include pharmaceuticals or surgery. As an athlete, you should find this distinction important, since surgery could sideline you for a season or longer, and medications might impair your performance.

Helps you heal quicker 

Common sports injuries include:

Your team at City Chiropractic And Wellness keeps you aligned to prevent injury and to speed up healing time when you are hurt.

Enhances range of motion

Not only are flexibility and range of motion important in your everyday routine, but they also are critical when you participate in sports. As an athlete, your range of motion and flexibility are critical to how well you do on the field, court, or track. 

Dr. Patel prepares a custom plan for you that may include massage therapy to ease tension in your taut muscles, manual adjustment to restore balance and strengthen surrounding muscles, and stretching and therapeutic exercises to lengthen tendons and relieve stiff joints.

Increases strength

Studies showed what many athletes already know: Chiropractic adjustments make you stronger. A single spinal manipulation strengthens your cortical drive and muscle contraction.

That’s why chiropractors are on staff at the most professional sports teams and travel with Olympic athletes. In addition to preventing and healing injuries, they serve to help high-performance athletes increase their strength and endurance.  

Alleviates pain

In addition to spinal manipulation for low back pain, Dr. Patel uses a range of techniques, like massage and physiotherapy, to eradicate pain associated with:

Improves performance

If your spine is out of alignment, it impacts your entire body and may impede your athletic performance. About 90% of the world’s top athletes rely on chiropractic care to improve their performance. Dr. Patel offers regular adjustments to keep your spine balanced so you can perform at your peak, too.

City Chiropractic And Wellness is located near Grand Central Station. We work with athletes of all ages and stages, from Little League to the major leagues. Our comprehensive care for athletes includes:

Spinal adjustments

To prevent and manage existing injuries or up your athletic game, call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online.

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