Sports Injuries Chiropractor care has received much attention in regards to its successful management of sporting injuries. Since the majority of sports injuries are soft tissue in nature and because many of injuries arise from improper body biomechanics and improper sporting techniques, chiropractic doctors have become the doctors of choice – from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.
According to an article in the June ’98 issue of The Physician and Sports Medicine, “Interest in alternative or complementary medicine ‘especially chiropractic’ is booming… active patients are running to unconventional providers to treat their aches and pains… from chiropractors and acupuncture to magnets and meditation.”
Sports injuries happen when playing sports or exercising. Some injuries are caused by accidents. Others can be the result of poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition.
Not warming up or stretching enough before you play or exercise can also lead to injuries. The chiropractic approach toward athletic injuries has demonstrated that the healing rate is greater in professionals treated by a Sports Injuries Chiropractor than the ones treated only with conventional medicines, such as muscle relaxants.
It’s really quite simple. Chiropractic care – through the use of safe and natural spinal adjustive techniques, physiotherapy applications, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and exercise programs, diet and nutritional counseling, and extensive biomechanical training – focuses on all causes which have lead to the symptoms of pain and tissue injury and do not focus on solely eliminating pain.
Successful treatments must focus not only on pain relief, but must address the underlying causes such as muscular imbalances, biomechanical deficiencies, improper sporting techniques, and improper conditioning, to name a few. A Sports Injuries Chiropractor will instruct you in proper warmup and stretching techniques, as well as prevention exercises.