How Chiropractic Care Can Help Sports Injuries

Jan 2018 | Chiropractic, Muscle Pain, Sports Injury

Even though sports medicine has taken huge leaps in recent years, it is still the holistic approach a chiropractor offers that most professional athletes choose after a sports injury. In fact, all 32 teams in the NFL have a chiropractor on hand.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram previously wrote an article about chiropractic care used in the NFL. Emmitt Smith was quoted, “Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.” He stated that he found chiropractic care was the best way to healing faster, keeping balanced and having overall better function. It is estimated that 90 percent of all professional and first-rate athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their potential functionality during games or matches. All National Football League (NFL) teams depend on chiropractic doctors in a fitful capacity. About 77 percent of the athletic trainers in the professional sports field refer players to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment.


There are several issues that an athlete or non-athlete alike can experience that can lead to injury. An immense reason of injury to most athletes is asymmetry in the body. It is common that a person, even non-athletes can have a preferable position of strength. It could be a strength difference on the left or right side or issues with mobility and flexibility. A chiropractor can properly adjust the body to align and reduce tension throughout using soft tissue massages. Risk of injury is reduced so there is not so much stress on the muscles that lack strength or flexibility.


When the spine displays limitations in movement or alignment, the vertebrae in the spine will show areas of irritation in the nervous system. This can consequently hinder the optimal functions of all other organ systems in the body. As a result, athletic concentration, performance and function suffers. However, when athletes are adjusted regularly, they will often attribute their success to regular chiropractic care.


Chiropractic treatment and care gives a holistic way to treat and prevent countless complaints that often wave athletes. Those who get routine spinal adjustments may notice improvement in athletic performance, range of motion, endurance, flexibility, increased blood flow, and may prevent further injuries. Spinal adjustments will reduce the irritation of the nerve roots between the vertebrae, the healing time from minor injuries can be shortened and will essentially improve performance.


The spine is the most important system foundation that contains many pain-sensitive tissues such as joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. The spine also sends messages from the nervous system to the brain, therefore, if there are any abnormal alignment patterns in the spinal column, this can place an abnormal amount of stress and strain on the nerves, tissues and muscles in your body. Chiropractic adjustments have been known to be consistently better than other medical options in reducing the intensity of acute low back pain and repairing both short term and long term functions.


Our chiropractors in Dallas-Fort Worth will take a multidisciplinary style to treat their patients after a sports injury. They are able to inform their patients how to stay physically active in a normal day to day activity or during sports performance by educating them on different issues. A Dallas chiropractor can inform you on dietary needs, stress relief activities, workout routines, stretching methods and so forth. A chiropractor is known to be qualified to identify and remedy an athlete’s ailments without the use of drugs or invasive surgical procedures. Which is the fastest way to recovery with the least amount of side effects for an athlete. If you are suffering from a sports injury be sure to contact Accident Centers of Texas today. We’re not just qualified, we care!

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