Clinical Concerns DCs have long focused their attention on the mechanical effects of treating soft tissue (skin, fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments). And now more emphasis is being given to the nervous system and its ability to normalize tissues, mitigate pain and improve motor control. This is changing the way many approach manual therapy.
Chiropractic plays a huge role in keeping some of the nation’s top athletes in their best physical form. Case in point: the Professional Football Chiropractic Society reports that 34 pro sports chiropractors deliver somewhere between 16,320 and 27,200 collective adjustments during the National Football League’s 16-week season.
The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) states that spending time as a family offers numerous benefits. Bringing everyone closer together reduces stress for individual family members. Doing things as a family unit also tends to have a positive effect on the behavior of adolescent children, according to the ACP, with research finding that togetherness often results in younger family members engaging in fewer delinquent behaviors.
Approximately 100 million Americans struggle with some type of chronic pain, according to The American Academy of Pain Medicine. For approximately 7 percent of these individuals, the pain is located in the hip area, with this type of pain especially problematic for athletes. The Rheumatology Network explains that hip injuries are fairly common in people who engage in activities that involve a high degree of increased force and extremes of movement across the hips.
Approximately 1 out of every 5 Americans (20 percent) participate in some type of sport, exercise or recreational activity according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the average amount of time per day engaged in these and other leisure activities is typically around 5.25 hours. The benefits of choosing this kind of active lifestyle are many. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that exercise can help you control your weight more easily, strengthen bones and muscles, and can even help improve your mood. Being active also reduces your risk of major health conditions, some of which include cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and certain types of cancers.