Chiropractic care is an important tool in the arsenal of any athlete. It has been shown to help reduce injuries, speed healing time and improve performance. 

A study reported in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research found a marked increase in athletic performance, including an increase in capillary counts, after 14 weeks in the group that was receiving upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. In regard to the effect of chiropractic care on these athletes, the researchers concluded that, "it is evident that changes were measurable in regard to physical strength, and tests of athletic ability..." 

Athletes under chiropractic care have faster reaction time, better coordination and achieve more accurate and precise fine movements, all of which contribute to better performance. 

There are a large number of high-impact sports that exert a lot of stress on the spine. It is quite easy for the vertebrae to become misaligned during a football tackle, during Crossfit or even golf tournaments. When this happens, it can disrupt nerve transmissions from the nerves in the spinal cord, resulting in limited range of motion, slower reaction time, headaches, inflammation and slower recovery from injuries.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce irritation to the roots of the nerve in the spinal column, which allows for greater range of motion and joint flexibility. In addition, joint pain is alleviated and blood circulation is increased, which supplies the body's muscles and organs with oxygen. Chiropractic allows you to perform your best and keeps you in your best health. 

At New Leaf Chiropractic, we offer chiropractic care and massage therapy to help you achieve your athletic goals. Please call 303-776-6767 today.