For athletes, success is where preparation and opportunity meet
Within this formula, we are interested in the preparation; how can we work together to better prepare your bodies for the challenges you face in your chosen sport? When an athlete comes to see us at our office in Sacramento, we focus on the following:
- Improving biomechanics of the upper body and lower limbs
- Maximize range of motion in joints throughout the body
- Boosting core stability
- Establishing spinal alignment and balance
- Resolving muscle imbalances
- Promote faster healing
- Naturally increase energy levels
Every single one of these bullet points represents an important factor in athletic success. But the most important part of this preparation process is that it keeps your body in the best position to avoid injury; by increasing your body's natural resilience, and ensuring the right pieces are in place to stabilize the transfer of forces in a healthy manner, we go a long way toward preventing common sports injuries.
Read more: Preventing Sports Injuries with Chiropractic Care
Strengthening your back with a herniated disc is possible
In fact, it is one of the most effective ways to go about rehabilitation. Long gone are the days when doctors recommended bed rest for spinal injuries. And while most herniated discs will require a few days of heavy rest and recuperation, especially during the acute injury phase, it is important to get moving again as soon as possible. Herniated discs are uncomfortable and this carries over into the realm of exercise- they limit range of motion and performance. But that makes it all the more important that you continue building strength and stability into the muscles that will support your spine in its endeavor to recover.
Read more: Exercising with a Herniated Disc: What to Watch For