Chiropractic care has helped baseball players take their competitive edge to the next level. All without the use of illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs or PEDs. Players in both the major and minor leagues have been able to avoid injuries, increase their range of motion, and enhance their performance through chiropractic care.
The baseball season is a grind. Currently, the MLB regular season lasts 162 games. If you are fortunate enough to make it to the playoffs, you can add more games to that number. How can chiropractic help a baseball player’s performance, whether you play for the Yankees or a rec league team?
How Chiropractic Enhances Your Baseball Game
- Increased mobility in the spine (back), hips and shoulders
- Promotes faster recoveries
- Reduces risk of injury
- Enhances performance on the field
Regular chiropractic adjustments bring sound spinal function and better balance to players, which leads to a drop in spinal injuries, keeping players on the field. When they do get injured, those receiving regular adjustments are found to recover more quickly.
Many players find that their body mechanics are made better by adjustments, leading to better pitching, batting, and throwing. Due to the fact that 90% of the central nervous system travels through and in-between the spinal bones, adjustments help improve nervous system function. When a spinal bone is out of alignment or locked and not moving properly, commonly known as a Vertebral Subluxation, the impact this has on the nervous system will negatively impact ballplayers.
A player’s reflexes and hand-eye coordination are directly related to the ability of the central nervous system to function optimally. Vertebral Subluxation reduces nervous system function and thereby reduces one’s reflexes and hand-eye coordination. Regular adjustments remove the misaligned and locked spinal segments, allowing the nervous system to function optimally and giving the player better hand-eye coordination and reflexes.
A Perfect Match
Chiropractic is embraced by sports teams as a performance enhancer and a way to keep players in their best shape. Not only does baseball harness the power of chiropractic, but you’d also be hard-pressed to find a major sport that doesn’t.
Teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, US National Olympic teams, NHL, and MLS either have team chiropractors or send their players to specific private chiropractic practices. These teams have their players’ best performance in mind, and they find chiropractic to be a good complement to the rest of their sports regimen.
If you are interested in incorporating the benefits of chiropractic care into your athletic routine, contact Auger Family Chiropractic and learn how we can help you improve your athletic performance. Dr. Auger will perform a thorough assessment of your spine and nervous system function to see where improvements can be made. Schedule an appointment today!