Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes/ Youth Sports

The benefits of chiropractic care for young athletes

If you have young adults, particularly athletes in the house, by now, you probably know that they get injured quite often. Sports training and rigorous game schedule put young athletes at risk of getting severe physical injuries. While it is an excellent way of keeping them busy and physically fit, there is a lot of body strain that leads to chronic pain. 


If you or a loved one is experiencing pain due to sports activity, avoid masking the problem with over the counter medication. Our Bradenton chiropractor can help you regain and retain your physical balance and strength to help lead a meaningful, pain-free life.

Why chiropractic treatment is essential to athletes

Chiropractic care is a natural drug-free, non-invasive health care alternative that helps relieve pain and discomfort caused by various conditions and injuries. Among the biggest beneficiaries of chiropractic care are the sportspeople, particularly young athletes who are still learning to perfect their sport.

Athletes often get injuries ranging from the neck, shoulder, knees, and lower back. If the patient is a child, they will be treated by a pediatric chiropractor who specializes in optimizing the performance of a young person's musculoskeletal system.  Here are the four reasons why you should seek chiropractic treatment:

  • To reduce pain
  • To improve motion
  • To reduce the number of drug prescriptions.
  • To get overall physical health.

Benefits of chiropractic care for athletes

Whether it is you or your child is playing for the neighborhood sports league and competing as an elite, a visit to a pediatric chiropractor can be a prudent idea. Chiropractors who specialize in sports injuries can be valuable assets in providing relief from body pain before or after rigorous physical activity. Here are a few benefits:

  • Chiropractors help aid injury repair: Sports injuries may involve soft tissue injuries, which can get worse with time. A chiropractor can help in injury repair by adjusting joint segments to improve motion.
  • They help speed up recovery: Most chiropractic alignment techniques involve using hands or tools to manipulate various joints to make the tissues, tendons, muscles, ligaments, or joints more relaxed and flexible. When mobility is improved, the patient may not experience pain, which ultimately leads to recovery.
  • Chiropractors offer personalized treatments: Unlike typical doctors, a chiropractor spends more time with each patient as the procedure provides a whole-body assessment.
  • Chiropractic care promotes optimal health and wellness: while chiropractic care is popularly known for spinal injuries, it can help improve overall health and wellness. Chiropractors focus on where your pain is and how that pain is connected to other organs or conditions.

When to see a pediatric chiropractor

Are you worried about a sports injury that is causing you pain? Let our Bradenton chiropractor help you. We combine several natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatments, exercises, diet, and nutritional advice to help you maintain and regain your physical balance and overall health. Feel free to drop by, and let us have a little chat about your pain.


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
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