Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
When you play sports, there is a risk of injury. Chiropractic care can help you reduce the risk of injury and treat any injuries you sustain. Traditional medicine often focuses on only treating the symptoms of an injury, while chiropractic care focuses on the underlying cause and healing of the injury. If you have a sports injury, we can help at Back & Neck Care and Chiropractic and Sports Massage. We serve the Vancouver and Clark County area.
Common Sports Injuries
The most common sports injuries are strains, sprains, tears, dislocations, and fractures. The most common injuries occur in:
There are two types of injuries. Acute and chronic. Acute injuries are caused by a single traumatic event. A broken bone or sprain is an example of this type of injury. Chronic injuries occur over time, usually due to improper alignment or movement. Tennis elbow and runner's knee are examples of chronic injury.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Heal Injuries
Chiropractic care focuses on the underlying cause of the injury. A holistic approach is used to promote true healing. A chiropractor can restore the alignment of your joints, which can provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, speed the healing process, and improve performance. Soft tissue manipulation and physical therapy can also help relieve pain and speed healing. Exercises may be given to the patient during the healing process to improve mobility and strengthen the injured area to prevent future injuries. Complementary therapies like massage and acupuncture can be used as well.
Preventing Injuries with Chiropractic Care
The best treatment is prevention. Misaligned joints can throw your entire body out of balance, making you more susceptible to injury. A chiropractic adjustment will bring your body into proper alignment.
Incorrect movement is a common cause of injury, particularly with chronic injuries. In addition to alignment, your chiropractor can work with you to ensure you are moving your body in the correct ways. This is particularly important if you have been compensating for a misalignment for a long period of time.
In addition, each body will have unique risk factors and weak points. A chiropractor can identify these areas and help you prevent injuries before they occur. This is often accomplished through exercise or physical therapy to strengthen weak joints and muscles.
Visit Back & Neck Care Chiropractic
If you enjoy sports in Vancouver or Clark County, visit Back and Neck Care Chiropractic. We are experienced in treating and preventing sports injuries. In addition to chiropractic care, we have complementary therapies like sports massage and acupuncture to help relieve pain and get you back in the game as soon as possible. Give us a call at 360-253-6674 to set up an appointment and get your sports injury treated today.