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Q. My children are active in club sports. Can chiropractic care help improve their performance?

The simple answer is YES. Chiropractic care can help improve athletic performance. Chiropractic manipulation is not only a great way to help people recover from injuries, but it also improves the overall function of the nervous system. This improvement leads to more efficient communication between the brain and body. The slightest advantage makes a difference when a fraction of a second is the difference between winning or not. The better the communication between brain and body, the better able your body is to accomplish the task at hand.Whether eluding a defender, serving an ace, throwing a wicked curve or exploding off the starting block, the more efficiently your body functions the better the performance. Everything we do is regulated by nerve impulses sent from the brain to the body through the nerves that originate from the spinal cord. Vertebrae of the spine protect the cord and allow the body to move. Intense training can lead to vertebrae becoming fixed (subluxated). This puts pressure on the nerves as they exit the spine. Nerve pressure restricts the impulses sent from the brain to the body, which can negatively affect reaction time, agility, balance and power.Chiropractic adjustments improve movement of the vertebrae and take pressure off the nerves. When this pressure is released, the brain and body are better able to communicate, allowing the body to function with greater precision. Professional athletes and Olympians use chiropractic care to their advantage, and so can you.

ask an expert Dr. Tony Maghsoudi is a graduate and former faculty member of the National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Tony practices at Naperville Rehab Clinic located at 445 W. Jackson Ave in Downtown Naperville and at 24024 Brancaster Dr. in South Naperville. He specializes in the non-surgical treatment of back, neck, and joint pain, as well as other related musculoskeletal conditions. You can reach Dr. Tony (630) 961-1888 or at For further information please visit