Should I See a Sports Chiropractor?

Chiropractic medicine focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating problems with the neuromusculoskeletal system: nerves, muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons. Chiropractors help with injury prevention, physical rehabilitation, promoting proper function, improving mobility and range of motion, and improving a patient’s overall quality of life. Sports chiropractors are specialists within the field of chiropractic medicine. How do you know whether you should see a sports chiropractor or a general chiropractic doctor?

What is a sports chiro?

Sports chiropractic is a subspecialty of chiropractic medicine. Sports chiros focus on assessment and treatment specific to sports and exercise. A sports chiropractor has CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) certification.

In addition to a comprehensive understanding of chiropractic medicine, sports chiros must have extensive knowledge of sports, exercise, and sports-related injuries. Sports chiropractors can help athletes recover from injury, stay healthy, and perform at their best.

Here are a few ways that sports chiropractors help athletes:

  • Prevent sports-related injuries
  • Speed rehabilitation from sports injuries and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Improve mobility, range of motion, and function
  • Provide a non-invasive approach to healing and medical care
  • Promote good health and wellness

Do I need a chiropractor or a sports chiropractor?

From recreational runners to competitive cyclists to professional athletes, very active people may have special health needs. Sports chiropractors can help improve performance and prevent injury. Generally speaking, only dedicated athletes would need the services of sports chiropractic specialist. Sports chiropractors are ideal if you spend a significant amount of time playing sports. Casual exercisers can typically get the care that they need from a general chiropractic doctor.

Looking for a sports chiro in Northwest Arkansas? Dr. David Sence, who joined Millennium Chiropractic last year, is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Steven Whitelaw and Dr. Bobby Pritchett are also Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians.

Call 479-571-8400 to meet with the medical professionals at Millennium Chiropractic today. Your first visit begins with a consultation, which helps determine your specific health needs and the correct treatment.