Chiropractic Techniques to Help Prevent Football Injuries

Chiropractic Techniques to Help Prevent Football Injuries

Posted By Cobb Pain & Rehab || 18-Aug-2017

Football is known for its forceful tackles and physical roughness. With the football season starting, the risk for injuries among players skyrockets. Such injuries include tendonitis, fractures and dislocations, sprains, torn ligaments, and concussions. It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This means it is easier to prevent an injury than to recover from one. With the risk of injuries so high, it is important to see a chiropractor before the season begins to strengthen your body and learn how to avoid a serious incident.

Here are 3 Chiropractic Techniques that can Help Prevent Injuries:

1. Techniques for the Neck and Back

Neck and back injuries are very common among football players. Occasionally, they have even been fatal. With adequate chiropractic care, you can reduce your risk for an injury and increase the strength of your neck joints and spinal column. A chiropractor can make small adjustments to properly align your spine and neck, and this will help your whole body to function properly and remain aligned even during the rough physical contact of football.

2. Techniques for the Head

Head injuries are also very common, and a chiropractor can help relieve pain from a concussion by making small adjustments to the neck vertebrae. By making sure your neck and spinal cord are aligned, a chiropractor can decrease your risk of a head or neck injury while playing football. It is also important to avoid head-to-head contact with other players if possible, and to keep your head up during tackles to decrease the risk of compression of your cervical spine.

3. Techniques for the Arms and Legs

While chiropractic treatments focus on the spine and neck, they can also help strengthen the muscles and ligaments in a person’s limbs. Pain in the arms and legs often comes from an injury to the spinal vertebrae. Chiropractors can use non-invasive, specially applied pressure to reposition vertebrae, which will help reduce the risk of arm and leg pain. This also decreases the risk of spinal cord injuries and other trauma from football tackles.

Chiropractic Education is Important

At Cobb Pain & Rehab, we educate our patients to help them avoid injuries, especially those involved in football. We can provide tips for warming up and cooling down your muscles, as well as neck-strengthening exercises you can perform to reduce your risk of an injury. You don’t have to become a football injury statistic. By receiving preventative chiropractic treatment and education, you can strengthen your body and help avoid an injury.

Call Cobb Pain & Rehab Today at (770) 212-9711

If you have been injured at football practice or in another type of accident, we can provide compassionate, knowledgeable chiropractic treatment. Our proven techniques can help relieve pain from headaches, realign your body, and strengthen the muscles in your neck and back. With the football season starting up, it is important to seek preventative chiropractic care to avoid injuries.

Contact our Georgia Accident Rehab Centers today to book an appointment.

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