It’s no secret that both amateur and professional athletes regularly experience injuries. After all, many sporting activities require us to push our bodies to their limits, and sometimes, we may inadvertently go beyond them, which increases our risk of injury. Over time, regularly putting in hours of training as well as participating in the activity itself can also cause excessive wear and tear on joints, muscles, and more, and these too can result in injury.
Sports injuries can have a devastating effect, particularly if they are severe. Often, athletes can be out of action for weeks or months at a time while they recover, and in some instances, it may be impossible for them to get back to performing how they did before they experienced their injury. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical and drug-free treatment that can help you to heal from your injury and return to your sport more quickly – chiropractic care.
Chiropractors can help to treat a wide range of sports injuries including, but not limited to:
Hip flexor strain
In addition to treating existing injuries, they can also help to strengthen your body so that you are less likely to suffer from similar problems in the future.
Chiropractors specialize in body alignment issues. These are those which affect the network of bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues that enable us to move around freely. The spine is at the core of the musculoskeletal system, protecting the spinal cord which houses our central nervous system – the command center for all of our body functions. When the spine is carefully aligned, the central nervous system can function optimally, improving all of our body systems, including those which help us to recover from injuries.
When the body is properly balanced and aligned, it allows muscles, ligaments, and tendons to work together instead of against one another when we perform physical tasks. This will enable proper movement and maximum mobility, enabling patients to get back to achieving their peak physical performance. But before this, balancing the body using chiropractic care can help to reduce your recovery time.
The time it takes someone to recover from any injury varies depending on the severity of their injury and their body’s own personal response to the damage. There are several different chiropractic treatment techniques that may be recommended to you, but all have the potential to shorten the time it takes you to recover from your injury. This is because as chiropractic treatments realign the body, they reduce pressure on the central nervous system and enable the muscles to relax. When this happens, fluids in the body are stimulated to travel around the body, carrying oxygen and vital nutrients to the area that requires healing. This helps to speed up the rate at which the injured cells regenerate and recover, accelerating the overall healing process. At the same time, the improved blood flow helps to reduce inflammation that may have occurred to protect the injured area, and this in turn helps to control any discomfort that the patient has been experiencing. Chiropractic therapies also stimulate the release of natural pain-relieving endorphins.
Chiropractic care can significantly help to accelerate your recovery following a sports injury. To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, please call our chiropractic center in Houston, TX.