Regular exercise is critical to living a healthy life. We sit in our car while we drive. We sit in a chair at work, at the movies, at school. Regular exercise is what keeps our bodies—and us—alive.
Exercise requires one critical thing: movement. And if it hurts to move our bodies and muscles don’t have the full range of motion that they should, then our exercise quality suffers. You can’t do deadlifts with a bad back. Have you ever tried playing tennis with a shoulder that can’t rotate fully?
This is where chiropractic care comes in. Proper spinal maintenance can go a long way to not only reducing pain and fixing skeletal problems, but it can give your workouts a boost, so you are getting the most out of every gym session.
Do you know the old saying, “No pain, no gain”? Well, that isn’t entirely true with chiropractic care. While feeling the burn during a workout can be a great feeling, some types of pain can inhibit your performance.
It’s easy for your body to get thrown out of alignment during workouts. Muscles swell up or even get inflamed, joints and ligaments get compressed or stretched, and your spine can take a beating with all the quick moving and heavy lifting. This can create the “bad” type of pain that accompanies workouts—the kind that isn’t going to get you any gains. Proper chiropractic care regularly can help fix these misalignments, compressions, and stretches to keep all the parts of your body exactly where they should be—freeing you to focus on getting that next personal best on the track or in the weight room.
It’s hard to lift weights if your shoulder doesn’t want to move in the direction it needs to go, sports are a no-go when your back is feeling stiff, and pretty much any movement feels nearly impossible when your neck stubbornly refuses to rotate.
Chiropractic care can increase your flexibility and range of motion so you can get the most out of each rep. Functional mobility also helps prevent future injuries from happening. It’s essential for you to have confidence in your body— knowing that it is capable of bending and twisting and folding in the ways it needs to for whatever sport you play or workout style you choose. The Paulk Clinic is here to do just that for you.
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No matter what activities define you, whatever fills up your day, our goal is to keep your body as healthy and adjusted as possible—ensuring you can fully enjoy doing the things you love and keep doing them for a long time to come. Give us a call today or make an appointment, we are more than happy to discuss how we can make your life better.