Best Ways To Minimize Back Pain In Your Everyday Life

As your local chiropractic professionals, we believe it takes an athlete to treat an athlete.

We are exactly that at Macomb Township Chiropractic. We offer chiropractic services, rehab and sports medicine services, athletic injury prevention, and much more. In today’s blog, we’ll be honing on the latter of those three services — how can you prevent sports injuries?

Too often, folks turn to a sports medicine clinic like ours only after an injury has occurred. And, as most athletes who have experienced the thralls of rehabilitation can attest, for every week of training an athlete misses, it typically takes twice as many to catch up!

Hence, the importance of preventative sports medicine and athletic injury prevention in teenagers and young athletes make themselves clear. The key is, don’t miss training!

In the following article, we’ll go beyond surface-level tips you might be expecting, like “make sure you stretch!” or “eat and sleep well!” While such basic measures are, of course, necessary, we want to take a deeper dive. So let’s go!

Warming up (and cooling down) is so much more than mere stretching. Simply put, the body has to be prepared for performance before it can perform safely. “Cold muscles are hurt muscles,” it’s been said, which is why we’d always recommend beginning physical activity with at least a 15-minute warm-up that includes both stretching and dynamic movements.
Functional Training – Too often people think about training in static ways. It’s easy to get too invested in just one thing, whether it’s free weight training or running long distances. And while such ventures are not problematic in and of themselves, it’s important to establish a balance between strength, biomechanics (how our bones interact while performing a movement), and flexibility if you want to be fit and firing in your sport of choice. Functional training is about ensuring you perform dynamic exercises tailored to the movements of the sports in which you compete, leading to improved stability, strength, endurance, and performance.

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Dr. Chris Mcneil

Dr. Chris McNeil specializes in Chiropractic Rehab and Disc Decompression Therapy. He is the first Chiropractor in Michigan to be certified in the Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique of posture & spinal rehabilitation. CBP is the chiropractic technique with the most research studies published in medical and chiropractic journals, so it is the most scientific and specific of all the chiropractic techniques. Dr. Chris is also certified in the Kennedy disc decompression therapy technique for the treatment of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs.
Growing up in Metro Detroit Michigan in a medical family, with both his mother and father working as registered nurses, Dr. Chris always knew he wanted to go into the medical profession. After recovering from a severe auto accident while he was in high school, in which he fractured both of his arms, several fingers and his leg, and had to undergo extensive surgeries and physical therapy. That is when Dr. Chris decided to go to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist.
At the same time Dr. Chris was going to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist he was introduced to chiropractic care by a high school friend who was going to Life University to become a chiropractor.  Since starting under chiropractic care, the chronic sinus infections he used to experience on a monthly basis now happen rarely, and at that time he became a chiropractic believer and converted. That’s when he changed his college major from physical therapy to chiropractic.
Dr. Chris graduated from Life University in Marietta Georgia in 2002 and has dedicated his life to helping the people of Macomb County Michigan achieve natural and safe health and healing through chiropractic rehab and disc decompression therapy.