How A Chiropractor Helps An Athlete Improve Performance

Most people think chiropractic care only works only for seniors or those who suffer from chronic pain.  But actually chiropractic care has a lot of benefits for an athlete. Here are some athletic advantages.

Increase Range of Motion

The misalignment of your spine is one of the main problems that can cause a limited range of motion. An athlete often gets injured during his/her performance due to over extending or forcing their body to do something it is not ready to do. Proper warm-up techniques and proper chiropractic adjustment of your body helps ensure your spine is in the proper alignment and you have full range of motion.


Improve Balance

Balance, of course, is very important for all forms of sports. Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your neck and spine in the proper alignment to allow an athlete to achieve the optimal balance and coordination of their body.

Reduce Pain

A chiropractor offers many various chiropractic techniques like manipulative therapies, laser therapies. postural and exercise education, and ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain). All of this information can help an athlete increase their body awareness and reduce pain. Dickson Chiropractic applies new chiropractic techniques that are really helpful for all people not just athletes.

Improve Nerve Communication

When your spine and body are not in proper alignment, your brain is unable to properly communicate with the rest of your body.  When this happens, you may feel numbness, weakness or tingling in certain areas of your body, your health may suffer and you may have pain or cause an injury. But with proper chiropractic adjustment, everything is put back in order, nerves can talk to the brain again and you start to feel better almost instantly.

Promote Faster Healing After Injury

Through chiropractic adjustments you can keep your body in its natural alignment which in turn will decrease the strain and pressure on any injured joints (and non-injured joints). In many cases athletes who had regular chiropractic treatments have found their body is able to repair itself much faster and with less pain after a serious illness or injury.

Headache Relief

Studies have shown that 60 to 90 percent of all headaches are the result of the neck pain. In most of these cases, pain can be instantly alleviated through chiropractic adjustment.

Are you an athlete trying to maintain peak performance and get an edge over your competition? Need to recover from a sports injury quickly? Let Dr. Scott Jutte, a Chiropractor in Dickson, Tennessee assist you in keeping your body in the proper alignment and best health. Want to know more about chiropractic adjustment benefits, give Dickson Chiropractic a call at 615-375-8423.

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