Chiropractic Care Provides Sports Injury Treatment and Relief
How Can a Chiropractor Assist You After a Sports Injury?
If you're an athlete (or anyone who plays sports or works out), you're aware of the numerous physical demands involved with such motions as running, jumping and tackling. These activities can cause painful tears, sprains and strains in your body. However, seeing a chiropractor can help you recover from these and prevent sports injuries in the first place.
Chiropractors treat and help prevent injuries related to the neck, back, shoulder, knee and ankle. They are skilled in manual spine adjustment, which ensures that bones are lined up and balanced, relieving tension in the body. This improves your body's function and makes it less prone to injury. Most chiropractic techniques aim to restore or improve joint function while alleviating joint inflammation and pain. This hands-on therapy is commonly used to treat neck and back injuries, but in fact it relieves pain throughout your whole body's joints and muscles.
Forceful impacts, repetitive motions, overtraining, and failure to warm up properly are the most common causes of sports injuries in athletes. Chiropractors can assist athletes by relieving pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will result in faster recovery after games and training while improving balance and overall performance.
Athlete Benefits from Chiropractic Care
Relief From Pain
One of the most significant advantages of chiropractic care for athletes is that it relieves the aches, pains, and soreness which come with pushing yourself to your physical limits. Chiropractic alignment can help joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves and discs. Even if you do not have a serious injury, going to your chiropractor can help relieve soreness and stiffness.
Athletes who visit the chiropractor have greater joint flexibility and range of motion; this means they are less likely to be injured while participating in sports. They may also notice an improvement in their performance, which is a huge benefit for athletes at all levels of competition.
Alternative To Medication
Many athletes understandably prefer to avoid using pain relievers and other drugs as much as possible. This is something that chiropractic care can help with, and it also helps you recover faster when used in conjunction with medication. In some cases, it may even be possible to use it as an alternative to taking medication entirely.
More athletes rely on chiropractic care than people realize, and there are a number of chiropractors who specialize in treating sports injuries. A good chiropractor will be able to identify the source of your pain and adjust your body accordingly.
Treats the Entire Body
Chiropractic treatment focuses on the entire body, not just the injury. A spinal adjustment, for example, may not only treat back pain but also correct gait irregularities (and even help with recurring headaches).
Injuries can harm your athletic performance and overall health, regardless of whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend sports warrior. Sports injuries follow a simple formula: injuries occur when the load on the body's structures exceeds our conditioning and ability to cope with that stress.
Tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints are all structures that must withstand a variety of stressors when participating in sports. Playing sports tends to put our bodies through excessive load and tension, from stop-and-go movements to the repetitive nature of the sports themselves. Injuries can also occur as a result of trauma, especially in hockey or football, causing our muscles, joints, and ligaments to fail under the load.
Our chiropractic approach is ideal for assisting you in recovering from a sports injury, preventing future injuries and improving your athletic performance. Our goal will be to assist in diagnosing your sports injury through a series of athletic assessments and movements to determine the root cause of your injury or imbalance. We then use a variety of sports therapies such as instrument massage therapy, manual therapy, chiropractic adjustments, medical acupuncture, compression therapy, Kinesio-Taping and rehab exercises; these will help you recover from your injury safely and efficiently. In turn, this allows you to return to your activity as soon as possible without the risk of re-injury.
Our chiropractors also advise athletes to receive preventative chiropractic care to keep their bodies functioning optimally and avoid recurring sports injuries. If you have a current sports injury (or are interested in preventative treatment) and would like to discuss potential treatment options with one of our chiropractors, book your free consultation today.
Unity Spine and Health can help you recover your mobility and manage your pain. Our treatments include spinal decompression therapy, soft tissue therapy and more. Visit us online or call us today at (226) 223-2437.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Dr. Ali Atoof and Dr. Monica Ngo are the chiropractors at Unity Spine & Health.
Ali and Monica both enjoy caring for families and treat a wide range of conditions. Each treatment is tailored to your specific need. Our passion is to assist you by enhancing your body's natural ability to heal physically.
Through a variety of chiropractic techniques, Ali and Monica hope to restore balance to your body. We use gentle methods on children, the elderly, and those who prefer or require milder techniques.
Balanced Chiropractic Treatment Benefits
Natural Pain Relief. Get Relief From Back, Neck, and Hip Pain. Improvements in posture.
It improved nervous system performance. Chiropractic care improves nervous system function by adjusting the spine.
Increased mobility. Increase joint mobility, functionality, and health.
It improved spinal flexibility and posture. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate the problems caused by poor posture.
Injury avoidance. Chiropractic care for athletic performance and injury prevention.
It increases athletic performance. Chiropractic adjustments assist in ensuring that the body operates as efficiently as possible.