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Chiropractic Care for Winter Athletes

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

Though anyone can benefit from chiropractic care, those that participate in winter sports, such as snowboarding or skiing, may benefit the most during winter months. Even the most skilled athlete can fall on the slopes, and this can lead to injury. Minor injuries can easily become exacerbated without proper treatment, which is where chiropractic care comes in. Falls that lead to whiplash, a herniated disk, or other spinal injuries are more common than one would think; knowing that chiropractic care is available for these conditions can save you pain and money!

Immediate Treatment

The injuries that one can get from an accident on the slopes are extensive. Clearly, with injuries such as broken bones or a concussion, one needs to see a doctor right away. Immediate treatment is necessary in order to seek the best possible outcome. However, even with injuries such as whiplash or a misalignment, immediate chiropractic treatment is ideal. The sooner your chiropractor can perform an alignment, spinal decompression therapy, etc., the better.

Long Term

For those that spend years going down the slopes, they know how disruptive this can be on the neck and back. One falls quite a bit, and there is the regular strain on the body when you are exercising all day. Therefore, turn to chiropractic care on a regular basis to ensure that you can ski and snowboard for a long time. Spinal adjustments will help your performance, prevent further injuries, and more! Remember to value your own body, and turn to holistic treatments when possible. Restoring proper alignment is essential to your overall health, and is extremely important when you participate in winter sports.

With four convenient locations, Chicago Chiropractic and Sports Injury Centers is the place to go when you need chiropractic care. We have an expert team and a huge variety of services, from massage therapy to rehabilitation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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