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Sports Chiropractor in Grand Forks

Fight for Your Highest Potential

If the pursuit of excellence were easy, then everyone would do it. (…)Unreasonable expectations, time-wise, results in unnecessary frustration, due to a perceived feeling of failure. Achieving the extraordinary is not a linear process. The secret is to show up, do the work, go home. A blue collar work ethic married to indomitable will. It is that simple. Nothing interferes. Nothing can sway you from your purpose; once the decision is made. Simply refuse to budge, refuse to compromise.”

- Coach Sommer

Chiropractic care isn’t so much about dealing with neck or back pain, as it is dealing with your nervous system. Removing the interference from your nervous system helps your brain better control the rest of your body. Anyone that plays sports is going to seek the best in coordination, agility, speed, power, reaction time, balance and muscle strength to achieve peak performance.

Common Injuries in Adolescent Athletes

Although almost anything can occur on a playing field or in a gym, here are the five most common injuries we see in younger players:

  • Concussion
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sprains and Strains

Our job at Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center is to not only improve your your child’s performance, but to help him or her heal safely and quickly.

If You’re Not Testing, You’re Guessing

We each live our life through our nervous system. It is the single most important system in your body. Chiropractors are experts trained to detect and correct interferences throughout the nervous system. Our office utilizes comprehensive INSiGHT™ scanning technologies that has been certified by the Space Foundation to prove a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative and multidimensional representation of patient well-being. Here are some of its attributes:

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) testing is today’s gold standard to analyze the overall effects of stress and anxiety in patients of any age. This test moves the message from the spine to overall health, wellness and performance. It gives an accurate picture of the body’s ability to adjust to stress, new conditions or new circumstances. A low score in this area indicates that you have difficulty adapting to everyday life activities, placing you or your child at risk of illness or injury.


This scan measures the muscle tone along both sides of the spine and indicates how much energy your body uses just to stay upright against gravity. This test is the centerpiece of most chiropractic evaluations. A high reading means that your body is wasting a lot of energy, leaving you with a deficit when you really need it during long days or hard physical activity.


Thermography scans measure temperature differences along the spine. This test provides an in-depth look at how the organs (digestion, renal,respiration, etc.) glands and blood vessels are working. This scan is particularly useful in infants and young children that are too young for radiography. If there’s too much activity seen on the scan, this is a strong indicator of imbalanced autonomic function, which will make peak performance difficult.

Are you ready to get started?

We love sports and we love athletes. We provide our practice members with individual counseling on every aspect of lifestyle habits that could be reducing their energy and their chance of athletic excellence. Please contact our office today and learn about the benefits of visiting a sports chiropractor!

Sports Chiropractor Grand Forks | (701) 757-1145