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Sports Injuries in Marietta

young athlete stretching foot with painSprains, strains, shin splints, and shoulder injuries are all common types of sports injuries that can sideline athletes from their favorite sport. At Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we offer effective care to help athletes of all levels get back in the game.

First, it’s important to understand that our body is interconnected, and everything can be affected when part of it is out of alignment. This is particularly true for sports injuries and the upper cervical spine. When the upper cervical spine, particularly the first two vertebrae known as the atlas and axis, is misaligned, it can affect sports injuries in several ways.

Balance and Coordination

When it comes to sports, balance and coordination are critical. The atlas and axis play a crucial role in maintaining the balance and coordination of our bodies. A misalignment can disrupt our ability to move smoothly and effectively while engaging in our sport of choice. This imbalance compromises performance and increases the risk of falls or awkward movements during sports activities, leading to potential injuries.

Nervous System Influence

Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can impact the nervous system, affecting the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This communication is vital for quick reflexes and precise movements during sports. A misalignment may slow down the body’s ability to respond effectively to sudden changes in movement, increasing the likelihood of injuries.

Risk Factors Caused by Misalignments

Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can create an entire body distortion. This leads to some muscles being tight, others being overstretched, and certain joints bearing more weight or stress than others. This underlying stress is always there, increasing the risk of both repetitive movement injuries and non-contact injuries.

How We Can Help

We understand how crucial alignment is for optimal sports performance and for avoiding injuries. Dr. Berner specializes in diagnosing and treating these issues, restoring the balance in your body, and improving your communication lines within the nervous system.

Stay in the Game—Book an Appointment

If you’ve been sidelined by a sports injury, we want to help you get back in the game. Contact Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic to schedule an assessment and get started on your path to optimal physical health.


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