chiropractic-sports-injury-treatment-arcSports injuries are part of the game, but they do not always have to keep you out of action for long. In many cases, even if an injury is not serious enough to keep you on the bench, it might be painful enough to decrease performance, reduce strength, limit range of motion, slow reflexes, reduce asymmetries, and reduce endurance. To most athletes, any physical issue that prevents them from performing at their peak level is something worth addressing and they prefer to be treated by someone who knows the challenges of being an athlete.

As a triathlete, Dr. Michael Lyons of Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab understands the importance of performing at peak levels and timely recovery from sports injuries. Using chiropractic methods to reduce inflammation, he focuses on increasing range of motion, flexibility, and agility. For acute injuries, a thorough diagnosis is completed to determine the best course of treatment. Other services such as massage therapy and nutritional evaluations compliment and often expedite the recovery.

Chiropractic care has a number of benefits for athletes, including some that may not even come to mind for many athletes. One of those benefits is fixing asymmetries in the body, which is one of the biggest causes of injuries. These asymmetries can include strength differences on the right side compared to the left side but more often deal with mobility and flexibility issues. Chiropractic adjustments are used to get the body properly aligned while massage therapy is used to reduce tension that could be preventing the body from being properly aligned. Fixing asymmetries reduces the risk of injury because the body won’t have to as hard to pick up slack from the deficient area.

Other benefits of chiropractic care for athletes include increased range of motion and promoting faster healing from injuries. The use of chiropractic adjustments allows the body to move as freely as possible. When your spine is out of alignment, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and spasms, which lead to decreased range of motion. Misalignments in the spine can also slow down the body’s healing process, thus increasing the time an athlete is out of action. With regular spinal adjustments, athletes can help ensure that they are able to return to action as quickly as possible after an injury.

If you or someone you know is an athlete who is looking for ways to stay in peak physical condition, give Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab a call today at (330) 726-7404 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help. We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman, Hubbard, and Kinsman. At Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab, we are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain.