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November 5, 2018




Any physical activity performed incorrectly can and probably will lead to injury.  The injury doesn’t have to be jarring, immediate, or terribly debilitating. It could just be the gradual onset of long-term consequences, such as nagging pain and worsening performance.   It doesn’t matter if you’re a world-class athlete, a high school jock, a weekend warrior, a daily runner, a yoga enthusiast, or someone who just likes to walk, hike, or stroll. Incorrect body mechanics can lead to injury and cause long term problems.

Several common sports and activity-induced injuries can knock the spine out of alignment, causing stress on its pain-sensitive joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. A licensed Chiropractic Doctor can relieve this pain without drugs or surgery—all while keeping the body balanced, flexible and at optimal performance.  This is why so many people turn to Chiropractic care when injuries happen rather than other pain relief options. Prescription drugs dull reaction times and carry the risk of addiction, while surgery requires long-term rehab and may not lead to the results desired.

The truth is that Chiropractic care outperforms other medical options at reducing pain and restoring normal function.  Study after study supports this conclusion.

But Chiropractic medicine isn’t just to repair injuries and restore function.  Instead, Chiropractic is also used to prevent injuries and boost performance.  In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use Chiropractic care for just these reasons.  All NFL teams, all elite Olympic Sports teams, the majority of NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball teams and more than 70% of PGA golfers rely on Chiropractic care for injury prevention and performance enhancement.


Here are several of the benefits a Chiropractic physician can offer athletes of all status and ability:


Better Performance:

A misaligned spine can interfere with the functions of all other systems, causing athletic performance to suffer. Regular adjustments keep the spine working smoothly, which in turn boosts the body’s overall performance. In one study, athletes showed a 6.12% performance increase after receiving chiropractic treatment. Another study found a 30 improvement in hand-eye coordination after twelve weeks of Chiropractic care.

More Effective Training:

Many athletes also find that chiropractic care helps them train more effectively. In one study, 100% of runners with joint problems were able to maintain—and in many cases increase—their training mileage. More than three-quarters of athletic trainers refer their players for Chiropractic care.

Fewer Injuries:

Alignment issues cause unnecessary stress on the body and can often lead to injury. A Chiropractic physician keeps the musculoskeletal system humming along smoothly so the body is less prone to injury. For example, Chiropractors help golfers correct postural imbalances in their swing that could lead to injury.

Reduced Recovery Times:

By relieving the irritation between misaligned vertebrae, chiropractic treatment helps minimize the healing time required from injuries. One research team found Chiropractic care helped a group of injured long-distance runners recover quickly. Sports chiropractors use several techniques to promote rapid healing, including:

  • Massage and stretching, combined with range-of-motion movement
  • Stainless steel tools used to break down scar tissue
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to release tension near the surface

Chiropractic care helps athletes at all levels achieve optimal performance. That’s why so many athletes—from professional sports teams to high school players—regularly see a chiropractor to stay in top shape.  If you’re an athlete or are even thinking about just becoming more active, come by and speak with Dr. Chris at Olive Branch Chiropractic about your goals. We’ll help you get in shape safer and quicker than on your own.




Here at Olive Branch Chiropractic, we believe your body should always be performing at the highest level possible – whether you’re walking your dog, walking up the stairs or playing golf. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for patients of all ages. At Olive Branch Chiropractic, we provide natural treatment for a range of pain, illnesses and injuries. To make an appointment, contact us today.


Olive Branch Chiropractic’s singular mission is to help you reclaim your health and enhance your well-being through chiropractic care and lifestyle services.