College Football Players Should Seek Chiropractic Care
In some parts of the country, college football is even more popular than the NFL. Even here in California, there’s nothing quite like catching a UC-Berkeley Golden Bears game on a cool Saturday afternoon!
The experience of heading to the field is always worth it, even if you do walk away with a bit of a stiff back from sitting in the stands. You can always make an appointment at Symmetry Health Center for corrective care to help set things back into alignment.
If you’re rubbing your back after a few hours of sitting in the stands at a football game, imagine how the players feel! While you’ve been looking on, they’ve been colliding at high speeds, making acrobatic movements, and putting their bodies to the test. It’s likely they’re feeling pretty sore and out of alignment back in the locker room.
It’s important for college football players to always be cognizant of their spinal health. Whether they go on to a continued life of football at the pro level or pursue a different career, the way they take care of their spine will have a profound impact on their quality of life.
Moving up to the big leagues
Each year during the NFL draft, roughly 224 players are selected to make the jump from college ball to the pros. Even after they’re picked, these players will still have an upward battle as they fight for a roster spot. If they’re coming out of college banged up or injured, their chances of landing one of the 53 spots on each team is put into jeopardy.
Staying on top of spinal health throughout a collegiate football career is a great way to make sure a player is in their best shape come draft day. Proper spinal alignment means being explosive, swift, energetic, coordinated, and in your best condition. This is what professional teams need from incoming players, and it all starts with the spine.
Maintaining a healthy spine can also mean being in the position to take more reps at practice, where other players might be injured or tired. This means more chances to prove yourself and show your value!
Entering the corporate world
For players who choose not to proceed with their football careers after college or for those not lucky enough to be selected, life begins as it might for any other college graduate. They’ll go off into the workplace to start their career. And while it might not be the gridiron, walking into an office building with proper spinal alignment is also important.
Becoming a contributor to whatever company you end up working for means staying in good physical health. Showing up to work each day, working through your shift, and contributing in a meaningful way is a whole lot easier if you’re not doubled over with chronic back pain! Proper spinal alignment can also prevent nerve disruptions that leave you foggy, tired, or ill.
Always observe spinal health
Just because you’re rocketing around on the football field, throwing blocks and catching passes, doesn’t mean your spine should suffer. It’s important to think about what comes next!
Keeping your spine in its best condition is as easy as consulting with a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) practitioner about the alignment of your spine. The professionals at Symmetry Health Center are here to provide you with an assessment of your spine and a tailored plan for keeping it in proper alignment.
From fans in the stands to players on the field, we’re here to ensure back pain doesn’t disrupt your enjoyment of the game or whatever comes after it. Contact us today for a free consultation!
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.