June 5, 2015
At Turner Chiropractic Care in Rockwall, we see many athletes and individuals that exercise regularly. From professional athletes to casual joggers, everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Rockwall has a large running community and many experience the need for chiropractic care.
Running continues to gain popularity as a top way to achieve fitness and maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone. Running burns calories, tones the lower body, reduces stress, and can be done without the use of equipment. While the type of runners may range from casual to serious, injuries for both seem to be inevitable.
If running is a part of your life, do not let the threat of injury deter you. In fact, chiropractic care offers good news for runners!
1. Chiropractic Care Can Help the Entire Body
Chiropractic care can do more than just help your neck or back pain. The entire body can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), knee pain is the most common injury related to running. Chiropractic care for knee pain can often bring a positive outcome since soft tissue around the joints will also benefit from an adjustment.
2. Chiropractic Care Promotes Quicker Healing of an Injury
A Chiropractic adjustment to an injured area increases blood flow and breaks up any restricted areas with manipulation. Chiropractic care is known for helping the body to heal naturally. In addition, chiropractic care looks at the entire body as a system, rather than just an isolated injury.
3. Chiropractic Care Assists in Pain Management
Visiting a chiropractor when injured can help reduced the severity of pain and shorten the duration of the pain. Talking to your chiropractor about your pain can lead to more specialized care and a faster recovery.
4. Chiropractic Care Reduces the Risks of Future Injuries
When a runner’s body is out of alignment, they are more prone to injury. It is a priority to begin and continue your fitness journey with an aligned spine. A chiropractor takes whole-body wellness into consideration and therefore helps minimize future injuries. When your body is in alignment and subsequently functioning properly, it also helps a runner transition back into running after an injury.
If you have any questions or would like to begin a treatment plan for a running injury, please contact us! Dr. Turner is an experienced chiropractor and will customize a treatment plan tailored to your specific need.