Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and take their diets to a new level every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who do not receive proper treatment will usually find themselves benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because some doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapy techniques to help the patient’s joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function while decreasing pain and inflammation. An increase in healing and an increase in overall performance is often seen in athletes who make chiropractic care a part of their routine.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
Right here in Hattiesburg, MS Dr. Brandon Herrington has treated numerous professional and collegiate athletes. Dr. Herrington has treated NFL and MLB athletes as well as a few gymnast and an Olympic diver. If you are looking for help with spots injuries or to achieve optimum performance, call Dr. Herrington today.