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Why Top Athletes Value Chiropractic Lifestyle Care
Chiropractic Care For The Amateur Athlete
Olympians like Usain Bolt and Kerri Walsh challenge their physical and mental limits everyday. They don’t wait until they get sick or injured to take care of themselves. They fine tune their bodies and value Chiropractic Lifestyle Care.
A recent study found that athletes who participated in regular chiropractic care enjoyed a 10percent improvement in their overall performance time and results compared to athletes who were not under chiropractic care. World-class athletes like Usain Bolt, Kerri Walsh, Lance Armstrong, Roger Craig, Emmitt Smith, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and others know that chiropractic care can give you the extra edge you need in your athletic performance and in life. In fact, many amateur and professional athletes would not even consider competing without first being adjusted by their chiropractor. Olympic gold medalist, Dan O’Brien said, “You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment. Chiropractic is essential for my training.”
A 10percent improvement in athletic performance is a huge amount for an athlete or for anyone. Just think about it. 10percent can mean the difference between running a 10 second hundred-meter dash or an 11 second hundred-meter dash. For a runner it could mean winning the race versus not even making the team.
What if your immune system functioned 10percent better and you got 10percent better sleep? Chiropractic can help you heal quickly, maximize your athletic potential and make the most of your training. On the other side of the coin, what if your spine had a subluxation, spinal injury with nerve pressure, and your body functioned 10percent worse?
With the right support team in place, pro-athletes, and young athletes alike, can increase their performance while they maximize their future health potential.
Research has shown that spinal nerves are much more susceptible to pressure than previously thought. A University of Colorado study concluded that only 5-10mm of mercury pressure (about the weight of a dime) can reduce nerve transmission while the stretching of a nerve by as little as 6percent can decrease its strength by up to 70percent. Unbalanced spines lead to increased incidence of sports injury and disc degeneration while also affecting the function of your entire body.
Coaches, athletes, and doctors are realizing that pain-killing drugs are not the answer to sports-related injuries. They merely cover up the symptoms, deceiving the athlete into actions which could make the injury more serious.
Chiropractic Lifestyle Care can get you in the best health possible. These check ups will ensure that your spine is growing and developing in a healthy, balanced way without pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.
Too many amateur and professional athletes are sidelined with injuries that could be avoided. Others sit it out on the bench because their injuries are not responding to common treatments. Still others are playing, but at less than peak efficiency, simply because their spine is out of balance.
Make chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle today. If your body were functioning at a 10percent higher level, the difference over time would be extraordinary!
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