If you are an athlete then you will want to consider the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care. Read on to learn about the improved sports performance that many athletes like yourself are experiencing thanks to receiving upper cervical chiropractic care. This is a safe and drug free way to stay on top of your game.

There are a few factors to consider. First of all, chiropractic can help to relieve pain. Any athlete is going to perform better when they aren’t being distracted by pain. Upper cervical injuries can cause headaches, TMJ, acid reflux, and many other painful conditions. These can inhibit performance including an athlete’s ability to practice as often as they need to.

Using upper cervical chiropractic to keep your upper neck in alignment can also help to improve posture. Proper posture is the basis for many athletic feats. If a person can’t stand up straight and hold their head up properly, it can result in difficulty performing many various sporting techniques.

Finally, the top two vertebrae are at the base of the brain. Thus, having these vertebrae properly aligned is also good for your motor skills in general. Hand eye coordination is one of the most important factors in sports performance.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Athletic Performance

Serious athletes will go to many lengths with their health for improved sports performance.  However, many athletes are unaware of the vast amount of evidence that supports upper cervical chiropractic for taking their athletic performance to the next level.  If you’ve tried many things and still feel you could reach a higher level of athletic success, perhaps to consider whether your posture and alignment might be holding you back.  Thankfully, a chiropractor specializing in upper cervical chiropractic might be able to help you.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Upper cervical chiropractic is a speciality of chiropractic that has been around since the 1930’s and shown proven success in treating a great many disorders and symptoms.  It focuses specifically on the upper spine and neck.  Upper cervical chiropractic practitioners will focus on balancing the heavy head over the spinal column so that the patient experiences full alignment with the rest of posture.  The science of upper cervical chiropractic shows that correct alignment, nerve function and posture will support athletic performance.

How Does it Improve Sports Performance?

There is a vast amount of scientific research as well as anecdotal evidence to support the positive effects of chiropractic and improved sports performance.  Some of the best known athletes in history have sought chiropractic care – including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana and Sugar Ray Leonard.  In fact, 31% of NFL teams have chiropractors on staff to treat the players.

By ensuring that your spine is aligned through upper cervical chiropractic, you can know that you are not suffering from reduced performance due to one or more of your bones or muscles carrying more than their fair share of weight or function within your body.  Chiropractors know that posture affects every function of your body.  Bad posture and poor spinal alignment will hurt every other body function.  Spinal pathologies can degrade your joints, reflexes and nerve fibers.  Have a strong posture and spinal alignment will result in not only improved sports performance, but also prevent you from being injured by any sports impacts.

What is The First Step?

The first step in getting upper cervical chiropractic evaluation to improve your sports performance will be getting references for a good upper cervical chiropractor in your area. Also, there is a source online through the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) website that can help you locate a reputable upper cervical chiropractor near you.

If you’re in the Upland, California area contact us schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click here.

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Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo, whiplash and auto injuries.