Overcoming a Sports Injury

If you are an athlete, you know that injuries are part of the game. No matter how careful you are, you can experience a sprain or strain injury or a neck or lower back injury. After a sports injury, you should schedule an appointment with Care Chiropractic Center. There are several ways you can benefit from chiropractic care after a sports injury.

Pain Relief

Lower back injuries can be very painful and can keep you off the field and out of the game. A chiropractor can help treat your pain through spinal alignment and physiotherapy. Not only will an adjustment help relieve your pain, but it will also improve your range of motion.

Reduce the Need for Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can treat the pain resulting from a sports injury, but often it is only a short-term solution, or a band aid as Dr. Surkosky would say. Many of the pain medications prescribed today are incredibly addictive and are not safe for long-term use. Chiropractic treatment can treat the pain without the need for medication.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options

After an injury, the last thing that any athlete wants is surgery. This is because surgery may keep you out of the game for months while you recover. When you are finally able to get back into the game, it can take months and even years of training to get you back to your previous performance level. Chiropractic care is non-invasive option that helps your body work to naturally heal itself.

Shortened Healing Time

After an injury, an athlete wants to return to his training and get back in the game as quickly as possible. It is dangerous to play injured, so seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible is key. Adjusting the neck and back can relieve the pain, getting you back into the game sooner. Shoulder injuries and ankle sprains rehabilitate and heal much faster through chiropractic care.

Improved Range Of Motion

While recovering from a sports injury, it is not uncommon to lose your range of motion. The longer your injury is immobilized, the stiffer it will become. A chiropractor can use chiropractic adjustments and other treatment methods to help regain your range of motion once your injury heals.

If you have suffered a sports injury, Dr. Stuart Surkosky at Care Chiropractic Center can help! He can perform a full evaluation of your injury, and create a treatment plan, with the goal of getting you back in the game as soon as possible. Give us a call today at 724-789-9797 to schedule an appointment.