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Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries in Lancaster, CA
Engaging in sports and another physical activity is good for the body – exercise builds strong muscles, keeps joints flexible, improves cardiovascular health, controls weight by burning calories, and providing a myriad of other health benefits. Staying active does present risks: running, jumping, twisting and turning can lead to sprains, strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles and other sports injuries.
A sports related injury may occur as the result of a single traumatic event, such as a collision or a fall, or from overusing one part of the body for a long time. “Tennis elbow” is an example of a sports injury resulting from overuse. Common sports injuries include:
- Sprain – a stretch or tear of the ligaments, which attach bones to create joints
- Strain – a twist, pull or tear of a muscle or tendon, which attaches muscles to bones
- Dislocations – separation of two bones, as the result of extreme force on a ligament
Chiropractic Care is a Safe, Effective, Non-surgical Treatment Approach for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries often affect the joints, causing inflammation and swelling, pain, and reduced function. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective approach to treating sports injuries, in that the goals of chiropractic treatments are to enhance or restore joint function, reduce joint inflammation and ease the pain.
Chiropractic care for sports injuries starts with a comprehensive evaluation, including an examination of the affected area, a gathering of medical history, discussion of the symptoms, and a review of the patient’s activities when the injury occurred.
Chiropractic treatment for sports injury may include spinal manipulation to restore the bones of the spinal column to their optimal positions, decompression and cold laser therapy for bulging discs, and other forms of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment approach for sports injuries, in that it addresses pain and dysfunction at their cores – by targeting injured tissue and supporting the healing process. It is also a non-surgical approach and does not require the use of risky painkillers.
Without treatment, sports injuries can cause long-term pain and dysfunction. A chiropractor provides effective treatment that stops pain and improves movement. Chiropractors providing care for sports injuries can also suggest exercises to reduce the risk for worsening a sports injury or developing a new one.
Contact Our Local Lancaster Chiropractor for More Information Today!
If you suffer from pain or dysfunction associated with a sports injury, make an appointment for chiropractic care from our chiropractor in Lancaster. We take a patient-centered approach, which means we treat you as an individual and will create a customized treatment program, especially for your sports injuries. Allied Physical Medicine is conveniently located at 1314 West Ave J in Lancaster, CA. Make an appointment today by contacting us at (661) 945-4441.