If you’re an athlete looking to maximize your athletic performance, you have many options: train harder (and smarter), practice more, and condition yourself to handle the pressure and the pain that comes with being an elite athlete.

However, many athletes overlook chiropractic as a way to improve athletic ability and stay healthy when it matters most. In this blog, the Victorville chiropractors at Desert Cities Chiropractic will show you how athletes can benefit from frequent chiropractic care.

Pain Relief

For high-performing athletes, minor aches and pains are just a part of the game. But with routine chiropractic adjustments, athletes can reduce these aches and pains, leaving them feeling more prepared for their sports than ever before. It doesn’t matter if your sport is high-impact like football or wrestling, or skill or endurance-based like cycling or swimming—spinal adjustments from a chiropractor can help reduce headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and even the intensity and length of ankle injuries. These adjustments relieve pain by promoting proper alignment, increasing range of motion and flexibility, and reducing muscle tension—all of which help relieve pain and lower the likelihood of developing pain or injuries in the future.

Post-Game Recovery

Intense physical activity, especially of the high-impact variety, can cause spinal subluxations (or partial dislocations) that can irritate the nervous system—and when the nervous system isn’t working at its best, your athletic performance will suffer.

Having your spine adjusted regularly by a chiropractor can ease irritation in the nervous system and reverse the effects of spinal subluxation, leaving you feeling refreshed and prepared for the big game ahead. Many world-class athletes credit these kinds of chiropractic adjustments for their success, including Adrian Peterson, Lance Armstrong, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many, many more!

Enhanced Athletic Performance

To perform at your very best, you need all systems of your body to be in working order—especially if you’re dealing with the rigors of a season-long sports schedule. By undergoing routine chiropractic adjustments, your body will be properly aligned so it has the fullest range of motion, the greatest aptitude for recovery, and the most optimal level of performance.

Drug-Free Treatment

If you’re an athlete with a busy schedule, surgeries and painkillers can throw you off your game—and while serious sports injuries may call for more serious medical strategies, many aches and pains from sports can be fixed with non-invasive, drug-free chiropractic treatment. Whether it’s to help you recover from injury, to reduce pain, or to help you maximize your performance for the next game, chiropractic can help—no surgery or medications involved.

Make chiropractic part of your pre-game routine!

Chiropractic adjustment as part of your pre-game or post-game routine can take your game to the next level—just ask five-time Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP Tom Brady:

“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything’s in place. And as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”

If the words of arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time don’t convince you, we don’t know what will.

Team up with your Victorville chiropractors!

To keep you ready for all the big games, you need the help of Desert Cities Chiropractic! With decades of experience helping athletes of all ages and skill levels, our top-notch chiropractic professionals can help you enhance your athletic performance and recover for the next big game ahead. Schedule an appointment with us today!