Injuries can occur while exercising, playing sports, or simply because of overtraining or poor form. If you have been injured and live or work in and around Pinehurst, NC, Dr. Gerard Graves at Pinehurst Alternative Medicine offers sports injury chiropractic treatments for your current injury, as well as guidance for avoiding future injuries.
Chiropractic Care & Sports Injuries
Have you been injured playing your favorite sport or in the backyard with the kids? If so, it is important to have a healthcare provider like Dr. Graves evaluate your sports injury to determine the injury's extent. Without a proper evaluation, an injured athlete or weekend warrior may continue to participate when, in fact, they might be -
- Taking needless risks because when injured, your body is simply more vulnerable to a more serious injury or trauma.
- Playing below their optimal performance abilities.
While many individuals think an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory or pain reliever may help temporarily, the reality is these meds only mask the pain and never address the sports injury. In fact, because there is less pain, these meds may create an illusion that it is okay to play when you should be resting and allow yourself time to recover.
Sports Injury Chiropractic Treatment Options
Treatment options for sports injuries from a professional chiropractor typically focus on relieving pain and other symptoms in your neck, back, shoulders, or legs. This typically includes focusing chiropractic efforts on the underlying issues of the sports injury -
- Poor exercise/playing habits
- A muscle imbalance
- An existing biomechanical defect
- Improper conditioning/training routines, and more.
The most common sports injury chiropractic treatment options include –
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Myofascial Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Electrical Stimulation Therapy
- Cold Laser Therapy
A sports injury chiropractor like Dr. Graves offers professional guidance concerning the importance of stretching, warming up, and various techniques that can be used to prevent future sports injuries.
A Chiropractor Can Keep You Playing Optimally
Many active individuals have become sidelined with sports injuries that were potentially avoidable. They also find that traditional medicine doesn’t always solve their sports-related injuries.
Chiropractic care, however, is focused on solving the injury and its symptoms without the use of pharmaceutical medicines. A chiropractor also has the skill to help tweak your performance level while helping you learn to avoid future injuries.
When your spine is properly aligned, it offers these benefits –
- Performance at peak efficiency
- Resistance to daily stress
- Quicker recovery times