Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes

September 29, 2014

Since boys continue to grow until they’re about 21 and girls until they’re about 18, young athletes can experience subluxations well into adulthood and beyond. When children are growing, their bones are not fully fused. As a result, underdeveloped growth plates and cartilage can cause a variety of problems.

chiropractic care for athletes

The following list details five ways your young athlete can benefit from chiropractic care.

  • Your chiropractor will perform an analysis to ensure all joints and muscles are in proper working order. If your child has nerve interference caused by subluxations, their body will naturally overcompensate, which may cause premature wear and tear on their joints.
  • In the case of an injury, pain may be present at first and then recede. Since pain is the body’s way of warning about danger, it may go away without the injury healing properly. Chiropractic care for children will not only ease pain symptoms, it will also benefit your child by correcting dysfunction by helping them heal better and faster.
  • Children who enjoy sports may try to hide any pain or injuries so they can partake in their favorite activity. Your doctor of chiropractic will look for sports-specific injuries or dysfunctions as they occur, and use targeted adjustments to ensure your child’s body is in optimal condition to participate in their chosen sport.
  • Some sports are very physically taxing. Chiropractic care can help strengthen muscles, increase blood flow and prevent injuries, such as hamstring injuries, shoulder issues and other sports-related problems that may hinder their performance.
  • Following a chiropractic care regimen, including proper diet and sleep, can help your child perform better and give them a chance to move from recreation-level play to more competitive games.

The bottom line in chiropractic care for young athletes is if they’re suffering from nerve interference, they’re better off without nerve interference. Call 800.775.7900, or contact Chiropractic Lifecare of America to learn how you can save up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care.

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