Sports Injuries and How Your Chiropractor Can Help
By King Chiropractic
June 30, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: sports injuries  

Don’t let a sports injury keep you from what you love to do!

If you are an athlete you certainly understand the demands you put on your body. From solo activities like running to team sports like basketball, any athletic endeavor can increase your chances of developing wear and tear on your body. Fortunately seeing our Sports InjuriesClarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Gaithersburg, MD chiropractors can help treat and even prevent sports-related injuries.

What can a chiropractor do for me?

A chiropractor is a great source for athletes of all types, as we specialize in treating and preventing back, neck, ankle, shoulder and leg injuries. If you are dealing with pain or an injury, more than likely our chiropractors can help. Through spinal adjustment, we are able to improve how the bones are aligned to take tension and pressure off certain areas of the body. Spinal adjustments allow the body to function better and also reduce the chances of injury.

When should I seek treatment?

If you are dealing with pain, discomfort, swelling, stiffness, weakness or limited mobility then it’s time you sought chiropractic care. Through a myriad of techniques and treatments, we can alleviate pain and promote faster healing. By coming in regularly we can help the body heal more quickly so that you can focus on what’s really important—staying in the game!

What should I expect when I come in for care?

During your first visit, we will sit down and discuss your medical history, prior injuries and also your current symptoms. Then we will conduct a physical exam to determine the source of the issue. From there we can determine the best course of action. For many, spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation tend to be the most common treatment options.

What is spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation?

Spinal manipulation involves using manual pressure on certain joints to align both the joints and the muscles so they work more efficiently. Your chiropractor may place you in different positions in order to apply pressure to the proper joints. Sometimes you may even hear a popping sound when the joint is released. Many patients notice more range-of-motion and better quality of movement after a session.

Spinal mobilization applies gentle pressure either manually or with tools to stretch certain areas of the body to release pressure from the joints.

While these are the two most popular treatment options your chiropractor may also recommend ice or heat therapy, or even electric stimulation depending on your symptoms.

Treating injuries as soon as they happen can get you well on your way to a speedy recovery. And before you begin a new workout regimen it’s not a bad idea to visit our Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Gaithersburg, MD chiropractic office for a checkup. Call King Chiropractic today!

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