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Athletes, their Spines, and Upper Cervical Chiropractic


Athletes, Sports Performance, Upper CervicalTaking Health Tips from the Pros

Does your child play sports? Whether you play on a school sports team, for a city league, or just for recreation, maintaining your body’s health is important. You want to perform the best you can, and that means you need to take care of your body. The pros do it, so that’s probably a good sign that you should do it to.

Now, most of us know that we should stretch before any type of athletic performance. That’s not only something we know the pros do, it’s also something we see the pros doing. We can go to a professional sporting event and see them on the field or court stretching before a game or match.

Well, something else the pros do to keep their bodies performing in optimal health is to see an upper cervical chiropractic. Studies of athletic performance show many benefits to an athlete allowing an upper cervical chiropractor to examine their upper neck vertebrae on a regular basis.

Increased Sports Performance

  • Increased Agility
  • Better Balance
  • More Power
  • Increased Speed
  • Faster response time
  • Quicker recovery time

The Athlete’s Nervous System

The brain and the brainstem are the main control centers for our body. That means that it’s important we enable the brain unhindered communication with the body via the brainstem. Nerve impulses are sent from the brain through the brainstem and throughout our body to our various nerves.

When the communication between the brain and body of an athlete is hindered, their performance on and off the field is also hindered. And not only is their performance hindered, but it will take longer for them to heal from injuries.

For those athletes, whether playing recreationally or on a team, who want to make sure to increase their performance and avoid injuries due to poor spinal health, the best thing you can do is seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. They will examine your upper cervical spine for any misalignments that may be the cause of any sports related injuries now or could lead to them later.
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Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at


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