Back To Health: Gain Your Sports Edge With Chiropractic Medicine

With the warmer weather coming, excitement fills the air with the start of many sport seasons (baseball, golf, track, etc.)

As an athlete you want to find a competitive edge that will allow you to be at the top of your game.{{more}}

This means enhancing your performance and preventing injury. An increasing number of professional sports teams, professional/Olympic athletes, as well as Olympic coaches agree that chiropractic is an important part of their team’s competitive edge.

Top professionals in every sport are under chiropractic care to increase health and performance. Top athletes such as Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Emmitt Smith, Tom Brady, Mark Teixiera, Sidney Crosby, Jerry Rice, Usain Bolt (fastest man alive), Joe Montana and Evander Holyfield (just to name a few,) all realize the important role that chiropractic care plays in increasing their body’s ability to perform better and helping to prevent injuries.

Just like a high performance racecar, your body must be in proper alignment to perform at its peak performance.

When physical problems are eliminated or reduced, the athlete is able to focus on his/her mental game.

The mind can perform at a much higher level when the body is feeling good. Chiropractors and other health care professionals work together to help athletes achieve superior athletic performance.

The secret to ideal performance comes from healthy food and nutrition, proper physical training, and chiropractic. Your nerves control your muscles.

Your nerves control how quickly you heal and respond to the stresses you place on your body with training.

Your nerves control how fast you move and how powerful you are. Interference in your nervous system (a subluxation) will decrease your ability to perform. By maintaining proper spinal alignment through regular chiropractic care, you help your body to eliminate the biomechanical and musculoskeletal factors that lead to poor performance and injury.

The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation published a study reporting that chiropractic care could improve an athlete’s performance by as much as 16.7 percent in just 12 weeks!

Athletes who removed nerve interference in their spines through chiropractic care alone, demonstrated faster reaction times, increased accuracy for gross and fine motor movement and improved overall athletic performance.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to get the benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is for anyone who enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Most of the diseases of western civilization are due to a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and improper posture.

Sitting at a computer for extended periods of time, eating processed foods and neglecting your spinal health is simply bad for your well-being. Always remember, motion equals life! Your body is made to move, make sure it’s moving optimally with chiropractic care.

Dr. David Durso, D.C. is a board certified chiropractor in the state of Connecticut. For more information visit or call for an appointment at 203-553-9300.