The traditional concept of chiropractic
The top three most common reasons that people visit a chiropractor are lower back pain, neck pain, and extremity problems.(1) Pain is such an unpleasant feeling that affects our daily living horrendously. In fact, pain is vital for us to survive. Imagine if you got a cut and you didn’t feel the pain. Pain is here to let us know there is a problem somewhere and to do something about it. We know chiropractic can help manage all sorts of pain.
Is there any further functions chiropractic can do to help improve your health and performance?
Sports are using chiropractic
Spinal manipulative therapy is rising in sports care.(2) In the United States, Chiropractic has been used in the Olympic games since 1980. The Brazillian Olympic Committee has been using chiropractic care since 2000.(3) Chiropractic has been helping athletes for better performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Research demonstrates chiropractic interventions help lower limb injury prevention with a significant reduction in primary lower limb muscle strains in Australian football.(2)
Many people are becoming more conscious of their own health, eating more wisely and staying physically fit. Look at these these Judo athletes who train very hard and are striving to beat their previous records. Research showed cervical (neck) spine adjustment has a positive effect to grip strength.(3) Grip strength of professional Judo athletes was recorded before and after receiving a cervical spine adjustment. The result was pretty remarkable, grip strength was increased up to 16.8% after adjustments!(3)
People sometimes get frustrated about hitting the plateau of their performance, chiropractic might be able to help break through your plateau and boost you up like you never have been. Have a chat with our chiropractors and see how we can help to get you to your next level!
1. Beliveau PJ, Wong JJ, Sutton DA, Simon NB, Bussières AE, Mior SA, et al. The chiropractic profession: a scoping review of utilization rates, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and care provided. Chiropractic & manual therapies. 2017;25(1):35.
2. Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 2010;11(1):64.
3. Botelho MB, Andrade BB. Effect of cervical spine manipulative therapy on judo athletes' grip strength. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 2012;35(1):38-44.