How a Chiropractor Can Alleviate Sports Injury Complications
If you enjoy staying active, chances are you’ve seen your fair share of injuries. And if you regularly participate in sporting activities, your likelihood of incurring an injury increases significantly. While sports injuries are common -- affecting nearly 3 million people every year -- living with such an injury can be frustrating at best. At Papa Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie, Fla., we know how discouraging sports injuries can be. When you’re injured, your number one goal is to get back into your game, which is exactly what we’re here to help you do. How can a chiropractor help relieve your pain and get you back in tip-top shape? Let’s take a look.
When you visit a chiropractor, the first order of business is a full physical examination. This exam allows the doctor to locate the source of your pain and determine the appropriate course of treatment. Your exam will also include a review of your medical history so that your doctor may approach your injury using the safest, most effective practices for your unique situation. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be required to undergo an x-ray to assess the extent of the damage. Additionally, physicals can help your doctor make recommendations that allow you to avoid future sports injuries.
Adjustments Can Alleviate Pain
If appropriate, your doctor will perform necessary spinal and joint adjustments to bring your musculoskeletal system back into proper alignment. Often, when you incur a sports injury, you encounter a substantial amount of force. This force can cause misalignment of spinal vertebrae or other joints, potentially leading to pinched nerves that may radiate pain throughout the areas adjacent to the injury. An adjustment can help relieve pressure on these nerves, while simultaneously restoring normal movement patterns and relieving discomfort.
Physical Therapy Restores Range of Motion
Depending on the severity of your sports injury, you may also experience limited range of motion both during and after treatment. Conservative treatment approaches such as physical therapy work to encourage normal movement patterns and restore full range of motion. If you’ve experienced a severe injury that may necessitate surgery, physical therapy should be your first course of action after your surgical procedure. It is imperative that you undergo a comprehensive physical therapy program to help ensure your muscles, ligaments, and tendons heal properly and move as intended.
Expert Sports Chiropractor and Performance Physicals
If you’ve suffered a sports injury, the caring and experienced professionals at Papa Chiropractic & Physical Therapy are here to guide you through the healing process. Our multiple locations in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port St. Lucie, Florida, make finding compassionate therapy easy and convenient. Whether you need adjustments, physical therapy, spinal decompression, physicals, lifestyle guidance, or anything in between, our comprehensive wellness services help you take your healing to a whole new level. To get started on your healing journey, contact our caring team to schedule your consultation. You can reach our Jupiter office at 561-744-7373, our Port. St. Lucie office at 772-337-1300, or our Palm Beach Gardens office at 561-630-9598.