runners high


Running is an activity that borders on a spiritual experience for its devoted followers: people swear by the runner’s high in a way that no other sport seems to have captured. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we value running as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. As with all physical exertion, there is a toll on the runner’s body: it involves repetitive trauma and impact that will wear down joints in the legs and back over time without the person’s awareness. That’s why we encourage people to temper their enthusiasm for the sport with an enthusiasm for preventative measures against injury.

We are born with spines that expect a lifestyle full of running and heavy physical exertion. But the lifespan of a spine is often shorter than that of the human, making prevention and adequate support for the spine more important as you age. Chiropractic care will help you in the areas of prevention and injury recovery:

Prevention Recovery
Strengthens muscles Helps tense muscles relax
Improves coordination Corrects misalignments
Better lung capacity Eases the pain of herniated discs
Improves range of motion Decreases stress
Increases your energy level Boosts your immune system

Concrete is hard on the knees and lower back: if possible, varying your running surfaces is highly advisable. Keeping up with changing shoes every few hundred miles is also important. If your back is feeling sore after a run, give our office in Fremont a call at (510) 656-9077 to schedule an appointment. We specialize in treating the kind of trauma that is imparted upon spines during running.

Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C. 

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