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Many people today are reaping the benefits available from high intensity workouts. The team at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie, Oregon provides high intensity athletes with the care their bodies need to maintain optimal form and function inside the gym and out.
The nutritional and exercise challenges now available provide the intense athlete with exciting new possibilities to push physical and mental limits. Activities such as CrossFit have continued to rise in popularity. These high intensity workouts can improve fitness and physique. At the same time, the person who engages in such activity is exposed to physical stresses they may not be aware of. In time, these minute stresses may make themselves known in the form of stiffness and pain in areas such as the shoulders, arms, neck, and back. If you are an active participant in CrossFit or other high intensity activities, we encourage you to visit Dr. Sims and our team for routine chiropractic care.
There are a number of benefits to high intensity workouts. Dr. Sims himself enjoys the challenge and the results that come from CrossFit. Benefits like a quick calorie burn, muscle gains, and increased energy make intense exercise very appealing. The greater the intensity of exertion, however, the higher the risk is for overexertion of bones, ligaments, and muscles. The last thing you want is to be sidelined with an injury. By monitoring biomechanics and making necessary adjustments, your chiropractor can see you through your workout regime in a way that maximizes performance as well as safety.
What can often happen with the active individual is that minor aches and pains develop, especially after a tough routine or new activity. To manage stiffness and pain, a hot bath may be taken or possibly oral medication to reduce inflammation. These temporary remedies provide relief, but do not address the cause of pain. In fact, biomechanical dysfunction is likely to cause instability and restriction long before you know it.
Athletes who choose to receive routine chiropractic care do so not only to treat the occasional injury but to diminish their chances of being injured at all. Today, we see major athletes and entire professional teams keeping their chiropractor nearby. Attending to optimal spinal function, your chiropractor can keep you at your competitive best, improving coordination and balance while promoting your body's natural healing processes.
Give your body all it needs to succeed. Call (503) 654-7400 today.