As the school year kicks off, your young athlete is excited to get the season started. You, however, might feel a bit nervous about upcoming football games (or any other sports your kids might play). It might help you feel better to know that chiropractic care is available to you, not only in the event of an injury, but also as a preventive measure.
Chiropractic care can prevent injuries. Mobility of the spine (or lack thereof) plays an important role in injuries. When the spine can move properly, serious injuries can often be prevented.
Through the course of daily life, especially for those who are physically active, the spine can move into a position that restricts function and increases the odds of an injury in the event of an accident. Routine chiropractic care can keep the spine healthy and positioned correctly, so that it responds correctly to movements and is less likely to sustain injury.
Chiropractic care can improve performance. Due to increased mobility of the spine, student athletes who seek regular chiropractic care will notice improved speed and agility. And of course, the ability to move smoothly and quickly will boost a players performance.
Chiropractic care provides drug-free pain management. In the unfortunate event that your young athlete is injured, chiropractic care can restore function to the spine and reduce pain. In some cases we can eliminate the need for prescription painkillers. This is always a good idea, considering these medications can be addictive and occasionally dangerous.
For information on chiropractic care, both for injury prevention and treatment of pain in student athletes, give us a call. We can schedule a consultation to discuss your child’s needs in more detail.