Chiropractic Care and Runners

Chiropractic Care and Runners

Running can be one of the great pleasures of life, a natural high every time you're out on the road. Of course, it can also take a serious toll on your muscles and joints. How can you protect them and make them as strong as possible? It's simple: See a chiropractor!

Injury Prevention and Recovery

When you go for a chiropractic check-up, that chiropractor will examine your spine and lower extremity joints. He or she will be looking for imbalances, bones of your spine and pelvis that are out of alignment, and checking for locking of the joints in your knees, ankles, and feet and also any muscle imbalances (restrictions, tightness, weakness, trigger points).

With just their hands, chiropractors can realign things that are out of position and unlock any locked-up joints in your lower extremities. And, when things are unlocked and aligned they will move in harmony, reducing wear and tear and friction on all of your joints and uneven stress on your muscles.

If you've already suffered an injury, chiropractic will help you recover faster and much more completely. Consequently, your tissues will mend faster and you'll heal more quickly.

Keeping Runners Healthy

Simply put, chiropractic adjustments help reduce pain by enabling the body to heal uninhibited.

The holistic approach of chiropractors is particularly effective against referred pain. In many cases, a misalignment or subluxation in one area can refer pain to a different and distant area. For example, a kink in the neck could lead to an aching shoulder or tingle in a hand. In that instance, if your personal trainer rubbed or applied heat to your shoulder, it wouldn't diminish the pain for long. However, a chiropractor would adjust your neck thereby removing the cause of the problem and allowing the body to heal. Thus, your shoulder or hand would soon feel better.

Many chiropractors these days specialize in working with athletes. Hundreds of pro athletes find chiropractic absolutely a necessary part of their training. After you've been seeing such a professional for a while, you should have better posture, more confidence, and less discomfort. Especially appealing, you may find yourself running faster than you have in a long time — and maybe even faster than ever before!

Sources:

http://www.active.com/running/articles/how-sports-chiropractors-prevent-injury-in-runners

http://www.ccptr.org/articles/rehabilitation-of-running-injuries/

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/04/sports-chiropractic-treatment-for-running-injuries

http://mensrunninguk.co.uk/training/runners-benefit-chiropractor/

https://www.runnersworld.com/chiropractic-medicine/should-you-see-a-chiropractor

Chiropractic Care can resolve many more health problems than people realize!

Your spinal column, made up of 24 separate bones (vertebrae), is what allows your body to move, twist and bend while protecting your spinal cord and spinal nerves. The Nervous System has been call The Master System because it's messages control and coordinate every muscle and joint, but also every organ and gland in your body. This is why we believe the first step in a healthy life is a properly functioning spine. You go to the dentist to get check-ups, why not the chiropractor?

Joint dysfunctions in the spine can cause neck and back pain. We know that. But they may also be causing many other systemic problems in your body. Isn't it worth getting checked? Symptoms are your body's only way of letting you know something is wrong.  Don't just mask the symptom, find out what the cause is and correct it!

Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health.  By the time pain and these other symptoms appear, the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help correct and prevent these types of conditions with routine chiropractic care. 

Join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back and joint pain, but also found another answer, a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach.

Corrective and then Maintenance Chiropractic Care have a number of benefits, as we have listed below.