Rehabilitation and Pain Management Following Sports Related Injuries
Sports and exercise are a great way to maintain your overall health. It can help reduce stress, strengthen your joints, bones, and heart. Chiropractic is an integral part of the care that many athletes receive whether to treat injuries or prevent them. When it comes to sports injuries, weakness or improper stretching can put you at risk of injury. An untreated injury may result in further or even permanent damage. Proper care for any sports injuries and preventing the development of chronic problems is essential to maintain your body’s health.
The typical sports injuries result from a trauma inflicted by a collision, a slip or a fall; or, can result by repetitive movements of the same muscle group or joint causing inflammation or injury. The most common sports injuries are strains, sprains, tendinosis, and stress fractures. If you experience a sport injury that is causing back pain, neck pain, swelling, numbness or inflammation, contact Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Larry Dahl to take immediate action. Dr. Dahl is trained in treating sports injuries and can advise you the best way to heal and prevent a recurring sport injury.
Sports chiropractic is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment that keeps all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, experiences a minimum injury risk, and has fast recuperative powers.
Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries. By using the chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments to their normal mobility and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, & ligaments), chiropractic physicians help the injured areas return to normal function. Combined with some rest to help the healing process, athletes will find their way back on the field. Afterward, better strategies for exercise and stretching will be discussed with the athlete to help him stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of his chosen sport.
Many professional athletes are utilizing chiropractic care more and more because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Articles continue to appear in major newspapers and magazines citing popular athletes who proclaim the benefits of chiropractic care and what it has meant for their careers. More and more professional and college teams are utilizing chiropractic care for that same reason.
If you can remember that the whole premise of chiropractic health care is to restore spinal health so that the body has the best opportunity to maximize proper function, it is not hard to understand why many athletes enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.