Athletes understand that sports injuries are part of the landscape of participating in a sport. Over-extending your body can result in painful sprains, as well as injured joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. If you have a sports injury in Topeka, KS, our chiropractors at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic are ready to assist you and help you prevent more injuries from happening in the future.
How Can a Chiropractor Help After a Sports Injury?
A chiropractor can treat a sports injury in the neck, shoulder, back, knee, and ankle region. This is accomplished through manual chiropractic adjustment of the injured athlete’s spine. This ensures their body is balanced and aligned correctly, and helps to relieve tension in the injured region. Plus, chiropractic care allows the body to function better and makes the body less susceptible to re-injury.
A chiropractor's goal is to restore and enhance joint movement by reducing inflammation in the injured region. A hands-on chiropractic approach can have a long-term positive impact on an athlete's body. Weekly visits will help to promote faster recovery times after games and workout sessions. This preventative care helps lower the threat of a sports injury occurring and improves the athlete's in-game performance.
What Does a Chiropractic Exam Entail?
Upon your first visit to our chiropractor for your sports injury, you will be asked several questions about your overall health. Our chiropractor will then perform a complete structural examination of your body, spine, and balance. This could include examining your lower back, extremities, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Gathering all of this information helps our chiropractor determine the course of treatment that will be the most effective in treating your sports injury.
Two of our most popular chiropractic adjustments are spinal manipulation and mobilization. Spinal manipulation puts your body in several different positions while the chiropractor performs manual adjustments to the injured region. The goal is to release pressure and align the body at the same time. Spinal mobilization requires a chiropractor to use a more sophisticated approach in treating the sports injury. It could mean combining healthcare tools and simple body stretches to relieve the pain in the injured area.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you're experiencing severe pain from a sports injury, our chiropractors at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic of Topeka KS will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. We will treat your injury, and with regular checkups, prevent any further damage to your body. Call us at (785) 234-0521 to schedule an appointment today.