A Chiropractor can relieve pain without drugs or surgery — all while keeping the body balanced, flexible and at optimal performance.
As a former professional hockey player, Dr. Aaron Cain understands that participating in sports not only promotes a healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately, it can also lead to strains, sprains, and stress on different parts of the body. Fortunately, seeing a chiropractor can help you when you’ve suffered sports injuries and also help to prevent them.
At Fish Creek Chiropractic, Dr. Cain and his team know just how painful and difficult it can be to suffer from injuries sustained doing physical activities, such as playing sports, hiking and running. Dr. Cain has decades of experience and is equipped with techniques and instruments to address a full range of sports-related injuries in a safe and natural way.
Why see a Chiropractor when you’ve been injured playing sports?
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors, like Dr. Cain, can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits to Dr. Cain’s Chiropractic office in Calgary will promote quicker recovery after games and training as well as better balance and overall performance
But it’s not just injured athletes who visit Chiropractors. In fact, an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely use Chiropractic care to prevent injuries and boost their performance. All NFL teams in the U.S. employ on-staff chiropractors. So do 72% of PGA golfers and the majority of NBA, MLB, and NHL teams.
“Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better,” says New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “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.” ( Click to view which world-class athletes regularly visit a Chiropractor. )
For athletes – professional and weekend warriors – Dr. Cain is skilled in adjustments of the spine, ensuring that bones are lined up and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body. 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 eye-hand coordination after 12 weeks of chiropractic care.
What common sports injuries can be treated by Chiropractic care?
Dr. Cain and other chiropractors treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle. The following are the most common injuries treated by Dr. Cain:
Neck injuries, such as whiplash, occur when the neck is quickly and forcefully pushed forwards or backward in a whipping motion. Contact sports should be approached carefully simply because there is a higher risk for whiplash. Damage to the spine around the neck region can cause inflammation, which can result in pain and limited range of motion. Dr. Cain uses gentle and effective Chiropractic adjustments to restore the neck back to its proper form.
Pinched nerve due to spine injury sustained from sporting activities can be painful. Dr. Cain has decades of experience providing chiropractic adjustment of the spine to relieve pressure on the nerve, which alleviates pain and allows the body to function better. Sadly, many patients suffer from pain for a prolonged period of time, when instead they could consult a chiropractor and be on the road to a pain-free and active life again.
A muscle strain, often referred to as a pulled muscle, occurs when a muscle is suddenly pulled or twisted, resulting in a tiny tear in the muscle. Pulled muscles happen more easily around dysfunctional joints. When joints are moving properly, there’s less strain on the muscle, especially during physical activity, and it’s less likely to strain or tear.
Chiropractic care from Dr. Cain can help athletes at all levels achieve optimal performance and recover from a sports-related injury. That’s why athletes—from golf enthusiasts to high school players—regularly see Dr. Cain to stay in top shape.
To see how a visit with Dr. Cain can improve your performance, prevent injuries, and reduce recovery times, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cain today.