Chiropractic Care For Sports Injuries

Chiropractic treatment for athletic injuriesSports injuries occur rather frequently and while some are serious, many are not. Most require rest and physical therapy. Chiropractors have been treating professional and amateur sports injuries successfully for decades.

Faster Recovery

Chiropractic care focuses on realigning the vertebrae, or bones in the spine. This allows for proper function to return to injured areas. Since these adjustments can be performed a few days a week at first, recovery is quicker than traditional physical therapy and rest.

Other Helpful Benefits

In addition to properly adjusting the spine, chiropractors also rely on massage and stretching techniques. These modes of treatment make the patient feel better much more quickly than medical treatments alone and without the use of drugs in most cases. Electrical stimulation in the form of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) delivers tiny electric impulses to injured muscles and aids healing and repair. Chiropractors can also help instruct patients on how to move properly without injury and to avoid injury in the future.

Experience and Knowledge

Chiropractors are highly educated and have at least as much as, if not more, anatomy and physiology training than medical doctors. They know how nerves that originate from the spinal column are responsible for sensations and functions in every part and organ of the body. Thus, adjustments to the entire spine help restore full function of muscles, nerves and organs. Serious athletes don't ignore injuries but often can't afford the time to rest and recover. Chiropractic can speed recovery while allowing the athlete to continue training in many instances. Call for a consultation today and see how natural health care can help.