No one wants to be hurt. However, it’s almost inevitable that sooner or later you’ll have some sort of pain. Whether it’s back or neck pain due to age or maybe an injury from sports, your body can have damage build up. An injury can easily put a pause in your everyday life. Preventing your body from hurting is something everyone strives for. So, can a chiropractor prevent spinal injuries?
What Causes Injuries?
The first thing you’ll need to know if you want to prevent injuries is how injuries occur. Athletes are at some of the most risks of physical injury since they’re always being so active. Moving, exercising, and training are great ways to stay active. However, if you excessively train, have a poor form, or have muscle imbalance it can lead to an injury. If you hyperextend a joint, you can also cause tears in your muscles which can cause pain in your body and extremities.
One of the things that can cause undue damage to your body is spinal misalignment. Your whole body revolves around your spine, and if it’s not in the right alignment, then you can easily tweak something. Unfortunately, in the modern world, it is too easy to misalign your back. Sitting for long periods of time or repetitive movements on unchanging surfaces can lead to misalignment. Office jobs, running and sometimes even swimming can cause you issues.
Prevent Spinal Injuries With Our Chiropractors
Misalignment in the spine causes an asymmetry in your body. This asymmetry makes your body compensate for uneven pressures when you move. After a time, this can lead to pinched nerves and out-of-place vertebrae. However, chiropractic can help. A chiropractic alignment can realign your spine. That realignment fixes your body’s symmetry and allows your body to equally distribute pressures across your body. Without spinal misalignment, your chance of having any spinal injuries are incredibly lowered. Chiropractors are also experts on how your body is designed to move. They can help you relearn how to exercise and move properly to help further prevent damage to you and your spine.
Chiropractic is so useful in preventing spinal injuries as well as helping people heal from injuries, many major athletes go to chiropractors. Most Olympic teams have chiropractors with them to make sure they’re properly training. All 32 of the major football teams have chiropractors on staff for the players. Many baseball teams also have chiropractors on hand to assist with injury recovery and prevention. If it’s good enough for the top athletes around the world, it’s a good idea for everyone.
Can a chiropractor prevent spinal injuries? Yes, by keeping the spine in alignment and helping people learn to move without damaging their body chiropractors help prevent injury. If you’d like to set an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont.
The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from back pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!