Did you know that a 2014 ESPN poll revealed that 88 percent of parents are concerned about their child’s risk of injury when playing youth sports?
In 2013, USA Today reported 1.3 million young athletes experienced a sports injury severe enough to send them to a hospital emergency room.
Sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, abrasions, and concussions are the most common sports-related injuries for kids ages 6 to 19.
If you or someone in your care experiences any of the following, you should contact a chiropractic care professional right away:
Headaches, hypertension, neck pain, spinal pain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, torn ACL, torn ulnar collateral ligament, or even bone fractures.
Believe it or not, many youth athletes seek out chiropractic care for chronic headaches caused by the physical and biochemical stresses of athletic exertion, as well as for hypertension due to game stress.
Studies have found a 90 percent success rate in reducing headaches through chiropractic treatment, and one study by the Human Journal of Hypertension found that a single session of cervical chiropractic adjustment can actually be as effective as prescription drugs for lowering blood pressure.
A chiropractic care professional is a healthcare professional whose job it is to help people with disorders and injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Chiropractors work on correctly aligning an athlete or any other kind of patient’s musculoskeletal structure, with great care for the spine, so the body can improve without need for surgery or drugs—which are both fraught with risks.
Via correct spinal and musculoskeletal alignment, a chiropractic care professional can help athletes and people with active lifestyles find relief from pain.
Sports and vigorous physical activities inevitably cause strains, sprains, fractures, and a bevy of other, sometimes difficult to identify maladies. Often these problems can be solved with the help of a chiropractor.