Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. New records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
Chiropractors and Sports Injuries
Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor may find themselves frequently on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after, icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because most medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, Dr. Nierenberg's chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal and extremity adjustments, and physiotherapy modalities to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working congruently in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
Dr. Nierenberg has been a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) since 1994. He is also an active member of the NJ Chiropractic Sports Council.