When you think of chiropractic, you may picture spinal adjustments and relief from back pain. While it’s very true that chiropractic treatment often focuses on the spine, an experienced chiropractor can offer much more than back pain reduction. In fact, chiropractic is very useful in addressing a wide range of problems, including sports injuries, through the use of adjustments in combination with other appropriate treatments.
A sports injury can be sudden or occur over time. A fall may cause bones to shift out of alignment without resulting in a fracture, while continued repetitive motion of a joint can lead to irritation and inflammation. Chiropractic care offers solutions for these problems and more through safe treatment without the need for surgery.
Any bone in the body can be shifted from its proper position, not just the vertebrae of the spine. Using gentle techniques, a chiropractor can restore the natural alignment of bones and joints. This results in decreased pain and easier movement while preventing re-injury.
Soft Tissue Treatment
Sometimes your sports injury is due to a problem with the soft tissues, such as a knee ligament or arm muscle. Chiropractic can address these issues as well. Chiropractors who are experienced with sports injuries know how to use physiotherapy and other treatments to reduce irritation and swelling, soothe pain and get you feeling better faster. These techniques may include soft tissue release, specific exercises, icing and/or heating and mild traction.
Education and expert advice are some of the most valuable services an experienced chiropractic provider can offer for sports injuries. These includes recommendations on safe activities after a sports injury, recovery time, proper diet and nutrition, stretches, strengthening exercises, and techniques to prevent re-injury or new injuries.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic care in Las Vegas. If you have suffered any form of injury, no matter how mild or severe, consider visiting a trained chiropractor to regain function, lessen your pain and heal more quickly.
Contact Grimes Family Chiropractic in Las Vegas for all your pain and injury problems. Call us at (702) 233-2372 for an appointment or use our webpage. Dr. Grimes is experienced in treating all types of injuries, including those resulting from sports and exercise.