Taking care of your body is one of the most important things you can do, and chiropractic care is one way to maintain optimum health and wellbeing. From a recent sports injury to chronic migraines, chiropractors are trained to relieve pain and ease tension through spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization.
The best part? Chiropractors can tailor adjustments to fit your specific needs. Once they know your areas of concern, they can address the problem and propose a treatment plan for you.
Chiropractors don’t just reactively treat injuries. Many athletes and people who work physically demanding jobs seek out chiropractic treatments to prevent injuries. Visiting a chiropractor regularly improves your body’s alignment and mobility. Patients often enjoy so much relief that they continue to see a chiropractor even after they stop experiencing pain or discomfort. Chiropractic treatments support your body’s natural ability to take care of itself.
Why Is Body Alignment So Important?
Alignment is how the head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles line up and interact with one another. Proper alignment is key for the maximum function of all bones, joints and muscles. This is especially important for athletes who rely on their bodies to perform in a specific way.
Alignment and posture go hand in hand — one cannot exist without the other. When the body is aligned the spine is subjected to less stress, resulting in better posture. Paying attention to your posture can help you maintain proper alignment and keep your muscles and spine in harmony.
When the parts of the body are aligned, its natural ability to heal and strengthen itself improves. For some patients, proper alignment can be achieved in a single visit, but for the body to maintain that alignment, continuous visits to the chiropractor are recommended.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Yes, chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed and trained chiropractor. Upon your first visit, a chiropractor will ask you about your medical history and any relevant health information. They will also perform a physical examination, paying special care to your spine. From there, they will suggest a personalized treatment plan and address any of your concerns.
Can a Chiropractor Treat a Sports Injury?
Chiropractic adjustments and the regenerative therapies offered by Optimum Health Rehab may aid in an athlete’s recovery after an injury. The recommended course of treatment will depend on the type and severity of the injury. Chiropractic can target acute and chronic injuries — reducing pain and accelerating recoveries.
Acute injuries: These are the most common form of injury, and they can happen to anyone. Acute injuries can occur by falling or running into someone or something. Some examples of acute injury are muscle sprains, concussions, knee injuries and broken bones.
Chronic injuries: These injuries develop over time due to repetitive motions (i.e., swimming, running, cycling, etc.). Chronic injuries are more common in athletes or people with labor-intensive jobs. They may worsen if an athlete fails to alter their routine or seek treatment. Some examples of chronic injury include tennis elbow, stress fractures and runner’s knee.
If you’re suffering from a sports injury, schedule an appointment with an Optimum Health Rehab doctor today.
How Does Chiropractic Help Prevent Injury?
Not only does chiropractic treat present injuries, but it also aims to prevent them from occurring. Before beginning any new sport or activity, it is always recommended you see a chiropractor. During the physical exam and/or adjustment, a chiropractor can locate imbalances and alleviate tension in your muscles and spine. Bringing balance back into the body allows it to operate naturally and become less prone to injury over time.
Chiropractors can also provide tips and techniques for preventing reinjury.
Take Control of Your Health in Georgia
Regular chiropractic treatments will help promote injury recovery and improve your balance and overall performance. Contact an Optimum Health Rehab office today and start prioritizing your health.