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We all know that hockey can be a brutal sport. It has a reputation of being one of the most vicious sports out there, especially when it’s ice hockey. All of these people balancing on tiny little blades hitting into each other and the walls can certainly take a toll on anyone’s body. Getting pummeled with sticks and pucks is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but those who play certainly wouldn’t trade it for anything. There’s just one problem with that, and that is that it is a sport which can lead to injuries that are lifelong.
We all know about the stereotype of lost teeth and bloody noses from hockey games, but it does happen rather often. If you were to search on youtube, there are hundreds of videos which depict the worst hockey injuries that have been caught on camera. Some of them are downright brutal and they can shake even the most strong of stomachs depending on which ones you watch.
This is especially true when it comes to doctors who treat these kinds of injuries. Although there are more safety pads and other gear now than ever before for all sports, there is still a strong risk of damage done in heavy contact sports such as hockey. Dislocated joints are not rare to find in certain games and even more common are the bumps and bruises the every player comes home with. While we know that they are inflicted while doing something the person enjoys, it always hurts watching someone else get pushed full force into the glass.
Like with most other sports, hockey is something that can seriously mess up your neck and back. This is possibly more true of hockey than almost all others, save for rugby and other contact heavy sports. If you are a hockey player, you likely are in a fairly constant state of pain during the season. For this, we heavily suggest going to a chiropractor. It will help you stay loose to play and help relieve some of the pain that is inflicted upon you.
If you play hockey, come on into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville NC, and see how much better you’ll feel after an adjustment. We promise, it hurts much less than most of the things you feel on the ice.

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