Advice & stories from a former MMA fighter

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What Sparked My Interest in Martial Arts…

When I was young my parents got me into martial arts because, like most good parents, they wanted me to be involved with extra curricular activities and explore interests that I might enjoy. I remember being somewhat reluctant and nervous at the idea of trying it for the simple fact that it was new. I forgot how we landed on which martial art to get into but somehow we had come to the decision of Jeet Kune Do. This decision would ignite a passion and an interest in the martial arts legend, Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee was probably the first iconic person I had a real interest in learning all about. As I learned and studied his style of martial arts I also learn about his life and philosophy. I was absolutely amazed that a man who was so small in stature could be so powerfully strong and revered. I would watch his movies and videos of him performing and be in awe of his quickness. One thing I really respected about him as I studied what made this man great was his work ethic and commitment to the martial arts.

I really began to get engulfed by the martial arts culture as I took Jeet Kune Do classes and studied the man who created the style. I read books about him and even did school reports and projects about him. I was almost to the point of a mild obsession… but a healthy one, you know? My obsession also seeped into the physical training aspect of my classes and I became in the best shape I probably have ever been in. I excelled in my classes and made it through the ranks of different colored belts. The physical symbol the different belts provide was great but I was more focused on my personal growth and development throughout the classes.

Eventually, I quit the classes due to my instructor having a minor god complex and the practices of a bad businessman. Though it did not pan out with my classes I will forever remember the interest and passion it sparked in me. Getting into martial arts helped dial in my focus and instilled focus in me that I could utilize in every facet of my life. Whether you are into martial arts or not there is something to be learned from the life and his method of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do.

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How Charlotte NC Chiropractors Help Injured Athletes

chiropractor giving spinal adjustment

Being an athlete, I know how important good health is for top performance. It is especially vital to be pain-free without being dependent on drugs and other substances that give rise to unhealthy side effects. I personally like to use alternative and holistic remedies for managing pain and improving overall performance. This is where a good, reliable Charlotte chiropractor comes into the picture.

So what qualities should one look for when selecting a Chiropractor?

Any chiropractor Charlotte NC has to offer will be able to help you manage and alleviate pain but only a competitive team of practitioners can help you avoid subsequent injury and provide rehabilitation during and after recovery. I personally stress the importance quality care and personalized services when seeking any alternative therapist.

The chiropractor you choose should have a very high standard of ethics and should not reveal your personal health information to any person or organization under any circumstances whether it is for insurance purposes or any other purpose.

To find a local chiropractor, search Google for chiropractor near me and do some research to make sure you find one that meets your criteria.

What can you expect when you see a chiropractor?

An experienced Charlotte chiropractor will take down your complete and detailed history and plan comprehensive care that goes beyond simple pain management. S/he will holistically analyze your health conditions ranging from minor digestive disorders to more serious conditions like fatigue, performance related factors etc. S/he would then advise you about spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes if you need any. Your chiropractor will also provide a regular check-up on your health and improvement.

Services provided by chiropractors of Charlotte NC

A good Charlotte chiropractor will have extensive knowledge of conditions arising out of different types of injuries and overuse of muscles and nerves in athletes. I consider my chiropractor to be like a family doctor – one who can even treat minor ailments including ear and throat infections, general injuries like wounds or scratches, apart from the more serious ailments that arise from sporting activities. Pain management is just one of the services provided by the chiropractor Charlotte NC community. Chiropractors around the world are famous for pain management, but the one you select must be able to render several benefits by getting to the root of the problem and treating you holistically.

  • Rehab—After an injury has been treated, your Charlotte NC chiropractor must provide rehabilitation and education about how to aid faster recovery and avoid further injury.
  • Keeping your body in top-notch condition—An average Charlotte chiropractor can do wonders for pain, but the good ones will be able to help you improve your overall health and keep your body in top-notch working order. He/she must help you perform better in sports as well by working on appropriate nerve endings and muscles.

Additionally, Charlotte chiropractors can generally provide the following health benefits to both low and high-impact athletes:

  1. Whether you are a golfer, tennis player or bowler, a chiropractor in Charlotte NC must help relieve strain on your muscles.
  2. They should help provide stability and support to the muscles and joints and enhance and stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism.
  3. Herniated discs, lower back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee or shoulder conditions, ankle strains and even post-surgery edema can be managed with help of an experienced chiropractor.

I personally use a Charlotte chiropractor for preventive athletic injury and support. I highly recommend the same to all athletes looking to better their performance.

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