According to the National Safety Council, more than 3,000,000 people suffered injuries from sports and recreational activities. Many of these injuries are debilitating and have long-term effects. At her practice in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Elana Brown provides sports chiropractic treatments for athletes on all levels. Here are five benefits of chiropractic care for sports-related injuries.
1. Promotes the Body’s Natural Healing
Your body has an amazing capacity to heal. After an injury, a process begins to generate new muscle fibers, nerves, bone, and connective tissue. The key to natural healing is ensuring that the area heals with as little scar tissue as possible. Chiropractic treatment helps reduce pain and inflammation while improving blood flow to the area. As a result, your body has what it needs to heal.
2. Shortens Healing and Recovery
Keeping your joints and spine aligned is important for faster recovery and healing. Misalignment may be a result of the actual injury or a byproduct of compensating for pain and limited range of motion. Dr. Brown provides Brooklyn, NY athletes with sports chiropractic care to keep the joints and spine aligned. This prevents secondary issues that result in longer recovery and healing.
3. Reduces Risk of Reinjury
During your care, Dr. Brown may locate areas of your body that have limited flexibility and strength. Chiropractic treatments address these issues to reduce the likelihood of reinjuring the area, and you may also reduce the risk of suffering sports injuries in the future.
4. Improves Range of Motion
Sports injuries often involve rehabilitation to improve coordination, balance, strength, and range of motion. Chiropractic treatment improves your range of motion and helps you move smoothly. This not only helps during the healing phase after an injury but may also improve your performance as an athlete.
5. Decreases Reliance on Medication
The pain that you suffer after a sports injury can be debilitating, and your physician may prescribe medication to keep you comfortable. Chiropractic care is known to reduce reliance on medication. Inflammation is the most common cause of pain, and this can be managed with chiropractic care.
Are you a Brooklyn, NY, athlete looking for sports chiropractic care? Call Dr. Brown today at (718) 853-1818 to schedule an appointment at our Brooklyn, NY, office.