Sports Injury/Rehab and Chiropractic

Playing sports is a fun and effective way to get regular exercise. It gets the heart pumping, and is engaging for the mind as well! However, sports injuries are quite common, especially in athletes who practice or compete regularly. The most common injuries occur in tendons, ligaments, and muscles, with bone fractures being less common. Strains occur when a joint is twisted or overextended, sprains occur when a ligament is torn, and stress fractures occur when too much stress is placed on one bone.

In cases of severe injuries, surgery may be required, but Chiropractic care and joint therapy may help treatable cases and reduce pain. Because the nervous system functions more optimally when the spine is in alignment, and the nervous system is able to control the body and its ability to heal, an adjustment in the spine can speed up the healing process in other parts of the body. Chiropractic care can also help prevent injuries from happening, because when the body is in alignment and functioning properly, it's easier to run, jump, kick, and throw with proper form.