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How Athletes Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Professional football teams in the United States all utilize the services of a chiropractor, as football is one of the sports that causes the most stress on a player's body. Also, approximately 75 percent of athletic trainers refer players to chiropractic care to get checked or treated. Of course, a person doesn’t have to be a professional athlete to get treated by a chiropractor. In fact, medical care at Remedy Medical Group is recommended for most athletes to help increase their performance based on the stress and constant motion involved in sports. Although most people will visit our Redwood City or San Francisco office for many different reasons, there are several health benefits for an athlete to get treatment from Dr. Mark.

Whether you are an athlete or not, you may still benefit treatment at Remedy Medical Group. If you are currently suffering from pain because of a sports injury that has affected other parts of your body, call Remedy Medical Group in Redwood City or San Francisco at (650) 306-9490 or (415) 819-6575 to schedule an appointment today.

The Stress of Sports

There is no question that, regardless of what sport a person plays, all sports can create a great amount of stress on the body because of the physical activity and the repetitive motion involved in being successful. The athletic performance of a person is affected by his or her strength, flexibility, and coordination in a sport. These are all areas that can be affected by an injury. For instance, a condition in the head or cervical spine can create headaches or strength issues in the arms and shoulders. A condition in the back muscles or lumbar area of the spine can cause muscle weakness and lack of flexibility in the legs, feet, and hips. An issue with the legs, feet, arms, or back can all cause coordination problems as well. That is why getting checked by Dr. Mark is such a good idea. Keep in mind that care at Remedy Medical Group is not for every injury or condition. Many of our treatments depend greatly on a person’s condition and the circumstances that created the injury.

In football and hockey, players are provided pads to absorb most of the pressure from contact, but the body will still take the brunt of the force when two or three bodies collide. Still, football and hockey are the two sports that put the most amount of stress on a person’s body. In basketball, a player’s body is the most impacted when the player is constantly jumping for the ball, which affects the spinal discs between each vertebra, the hip joints, and the brain. With baseball, the impact is in the arms, shoulders, and back from constantly throwing the ball or swinging the bat. Tennis and golf both create similar stresses to a person’s arms, back, and hips. Although, these are just a few examples of sports that can produce stress on the body, all sports can cause the body to build stress in one way or another.

Essentially, body function is impacted when injuries are not treated, which can cause irritation in the nervous system and, ultimately, cause performance to suffer. At Remedy Medical Group, our treatments for athletes can also help with:

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Injury Prevention
  • Decrease Pain from Injury

Whether you are an athlete or not, you may still benefit treatment at Remedy Medical Group. If you are currently suffering from pain because of a sports injury that has affected other parts of your body, call Remedy Medical Group in Redwood City or San Francisco at (650) 306-9490 or (415) 819-6575 to schedule an appointment today.


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