Whether you are a high level athlete or weekend warrior with a love for sports, chiropractor Dr. Ben Tucker can help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. One big focus of a chiropractor treating sports injuries is the spinal joints, and surrounding regions that endure unusual strain on the body due to fast starts and stops, contact, or body positioning. One common treatment by the Chiropractor is working on the spine and other joints, which can become “locked”, with the joint, nerve, and muscle failing to function normally.

When playing sports, chiropractor involvement is useful by providing a thorough assessment to determine if any areas of the body are functioning at a sub-par level. Treatments including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, soft tissue therapies, and rehabilitative exercise will restore proper function to the joints, thus restoring normal nerve transmission to the muscles and structures of the body.

When seeing a chiropractor, sports injuries may be reduced or avoided altogether by allowing the body to function at its highest functional level, and also enhancing the recuperative abilities of the body after the stress that sports place on the body. Sports can place an increased amount of strain on the body and structural system, and chiropractic is well suited to cope with this demand.

Injuries such as rotator cuff injuries in the shoulder, muscle strains, tendonitis and bursitis, and joint problems in the wrist, elbow, hip, knee and elbow can all be treated with chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a safe, effective, preventative approach that can help you enhance your performance. Sports chiropractic care treats the spine, muscles, and nerves as an integrated system, and aims to maintain balance for optimal function.