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    Your Child, Sports Related Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Your Child, Sports Related Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Defining Concussions
The Mayo Clinic Defines a concussion as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) that is most often the result of a blow to the head. That MTBI may occur because of a car accident, a fall, physical abuse, or even a sports related injury.

 

Though, it is important to note that a loss of consciousness is not necessary for a concussion to be defined as such. That means unconsciousness is not necessary for a person to experience post-concussion syndrome.

 

In fact, the severity of the blow to the head and the initial concussion does not determine the risk or onset of the post-concussion syndrome. It will occur in most people within the first seven to 10 days after the initial injury, and most of the time it will leave within three months. Though, it can last for Up to and more than a year.

 
Your Child and Sports Related Injuries
 

Now, if you are the parent of a child who plays sports such as football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, rugby, or various other contact sports, you should be aware of the risks your child faces. It doesn’t take that much for a person to sustain a concussion.

 

When your child suffers a sports related injury that causes a concussion, is important understand that you cannot suffer a head injury without also suffering a neck injury. That injury to the neck frequently causes tractioning of the brainstem and the spinal cord. That means that injury could lead lingering symptoms known as post-concussion syndrome which could manifest itself as headaches, emotional and behavioral problems, problems concentrating, and more.

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Realigning Your Child’s Spine
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Athletic Performance
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.

So if you are an athlete, why not see if upper cervical chiropractic can help to improve your game? As you can see, the proper alignment of your upper neck can have a powerful influence on athletic performance.

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Improving Athletic Performance with Chiropractic

Athletes have benefited from chiropractic care for years, from weekend warriors to high school and college athletes to NFL players, because it’s a drug free way to better performance, healing and health. As a matter of fact, 30% of the NFL teams actually use chiropractors in an official capacity and between 70 and 80% of the NFL’s trainers have referred athletes to chiropractor’s for treatment or evaluation to help prevent injuries as well as increase their overall performance potential.

On average, every year approximately 25 million people go to the doctor for athletic injuries and in professional sports, injury is the main reason athletes retire early and approximately 67 billion dollars is paid out every year to treat sports related injuries. Chiropractic care, by keeping the body in alignment, has been proven to be an effective and viable preventative measure and can enhance performance.
Why Chiropractic Care
In order to understand how chiropractic care works, you need to understand the connection between the nervous system and the spine. The nervous system, regulates every action in the body through sending and receiving nerve indicators and is protected by the spine’s vertebrae. When the spine is in its ideal structural position, the nerves are protected and optimal communication exists between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spine’s vertebra is highly vulnerable to various stresses which move them out of alignment. Minor misalignments of the spine, referred to as vertebral subluxations, can result in nerve interference which in turn deteriorates the overall structure of the spine. It’s quite common for athletic training, which can impact the head, shoulders, torso, hips, legs and feet, to misalign the spinal column, because it’s at the center of the […]

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Improving Athletic Performance with Chiropractic

Improving Athletic Performance
Athletes have benefited from chiropractic care for years, from weekend warriors to high school and college athletes to NFL players, because it’s a drug free way to better performance, healing and health. As a matter of fact, 100% of the NFL teams actually use chiropractors in an official capacity for treatment or evaluation to help prevent injuries as well as increase their overall performance potential.

On average, every year approximately 25 million people go to the doctor for athletic injuries and in professional sports, injury is the main reason athletics retire early and approximately 67 billion dollars is paid out every year to treat sports related injuries. Chiropractic care, by keeping the body in alignment, has been proven to be an effective and viable preventative measure and can enhance performance.
Why Chiropractic Care?
In order to understand how chiropractic care works, you need to understand the connection between the nervous system and the spine. The nervous system, regulates every action in the body through sending and receiving nerve indicators and is protected by the spine’s vertebrae. When the spine is in its ideal structural position, the nerves are protected and optimal communication exists between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. The spine’s vertebra is highly vulnerable to various stresses which move them out of alignment. Minor misalignments of the spine, referred to as vertebral subluxations, can result in nerve interference which in turn deteriorates the overall structure of the spine. It’s quite common for athletic training, which can impact the head, shoulders, torso, hips, legs and feet, to misalign the spinal column, because it’s at the center of the body; chiropractic care can rectify the problem.

Chiropractors are trained to identify and […]

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    Golfing with an Aligned Spine: Doesn’t It Just Makes Sense?

Golfing with an Aligned Spine: Doesn’t It Just Makes Sense?

A Well-Rounded Health and Fitness Routine
Tiger Woods is one of the most incredible athletes of all time. Before his career is completed he will likely break every golf record.

But how has Tiger become such an incredible golfer?

Without a doubt he has a God-given natural skill. But he has taken that natural ability and supplemented it with an incredible work ethic, mental strength and a commitment to health and fitness.

On days when Tiger is not competing he works out between 2 and 10 hours per day. He uses a combination of cardiovascular, strength training, stretching, balance and coordination, and core training.

While you likely don’t have 2 to 10 hours every day to work out, there are simple things that you can be doing. Including the lunge reach rotation stretch, which should be a part of the daily routine for any golfer.

In addition to his own personal fitness routines, Tiger has been a longtime chiropractic advocate. He once said:

“Lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on regular basis has made me a better golfer. I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.”
Golfing with an Aligned Spine
So why does Tiger place such importance on chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is focused on keeping the spine and nervous system balanced and working optimally. Misalignments in the spinal column lead to muscle imbalances, postural changes, unequal weight distribution and slower reaction times.

In order to hit a golf ball well and consistently your body must be balanced.

In addition, many injuries associated with golfing such as back, hip, knee, ankle and neck injuries can frequently be prevented if you are regularly keeping your spine in proper alignment.

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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 […]

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