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Athletes Perform Better with Chiropractic Care

Whether you are wanting to complete your first 5k, participating in youth sports, or training for the Boston Marathon, research shows again and again that chiropractic care helps take performance to the next level. There are several reasons for this:

Decreased Pain

When you’re in pain, your focus can’t be help but taken away from the task at hand. It is very common for runners to notice that as soon as their back starts feeling better, they feel comfortable in picking up their time splits. I know first hand, when my shoulders aching during high-school swimming, I would default to holding back in order to protect from further injury. This happens over and over in athletes of all ages, and as a result they never perform as well as they could if they were pain-free.

Improved Nerve Function

As spine alignment improves, the nerve channels are more capable of communicating from the brain to the body. This is how your brain tells your muscles to exert force. By removing interference to these messages, your nervous system is firing on cylinders and improved athletic performance soon follows.

Dr. Scott Minton uses chiropractic care to help him fulfill his passion of Ironman Triathlons!

Dr. Scott Minton uses chiropractic care to help him fulfill his passion of Ironman Triathlons!

Better Spine Mobility

When the back and neck are out of alignment, those parts of the spine cannot move as well as they should. This causes the muscles around the spine to compensate and work harder just to do common tasks. If the common tasks become more difficult, just imagine how hard it becomes to throw a baseball, kick a soccer ball, or sprint as fast as you could otherwise. Additionally, since the spine can’t move as well it is very common that athletes will notice they aren’t as flexible as they should be.

If you are participating in exercise on any level, chiropractic care is the best way to get the most out of your workouts. You will feel better, perform better, and reduce the chance of injuries keeping you away from meeting your goals. At Indiana Chiropractic Center, Dr. Scott Minton uses his athletic background to apply the science of chiropractic care with the art of working with athletes of all types. Call today to schedule your first visit to see how we can help you!


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