Sports Injuries and Chiropractic Care

For many people, sports are one of the greatest ways to have fun and exercise at the same time. But in the case of professional athletes, their game of choice means their livelihood as well. Thus, not surprisingly most people would like to avoid sports injuries at any cost.

Luckily, with the right preventative actions, it’s possible to prevent some injuries or at least to reduce the chance of sustaining an injury down the road. Chiropractic care is one of the most effective options when it comes to injury prevention. Additionally, it can also help when the injury has already occurred. If you would like to know how, keep reading because we will dive into the benefits of preventative care and sports injury management.

Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries

The Most Common Sports Injuries

Unfortunately, sports injuries are quite frequent in the U.S. Each year about 9 million injuries occur, according to the data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The most common sports injuries include the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Swollen muscles
  • Shin splints
  • Knee injuries (for example, ACL tear)
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Dislocations

While in certain sports injuries are more common than in others, it may be still worth taking some preventative steps to reduce the risks.

If You Want to Prevent an Injury

Obviously, you cant prevent all sports injuries, especially sudden high-impact injuries. However, those injuries that are triggered by an existing health issue can sometimes be avoided with prevention care. Since these health issues are very often hard to detect on your own, the best is to consult a healthcare provider who can determine where your main weaknesses are and then can address these issues effectively. Here, one of your best options is chiropractors. Their holistic approach to any imbalances within the body can help you stay in your chosen sports activity and prevent future injuries as well.

If you are wondering which underlying health issues can contribute to a sports injury, here are just a few of them:

  • Weak muscles
  • Stiffness of joints and muscles
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Incorrect movement patterns concerning sport-specific moves
  • Misalignment (spine or other joint)
  • Poor general health

To address these issues, chiropractors often create a personalized exercise plan, restore alignment with adjustments, help you improve your movement patterns, and give you lifestyle recommendations.

If You Have Sustained an Acute Sports Injury

Have you already sustained an injury? Unfortunately, it happens! Now the best thing you can do is to find a chiropractor. They can help you relieve your pain, restore your balance and proper spine alignment to maximize your healing potential. It can ultimately help promote a sustainable recovery for you that lasts.

You can potentially expect fewer flare-ups and a lower risk of unnecessary side effects such as chronic symptoms when choosing a neuromusculoskeletal professional for treating your sports injuries.

Get the Best Care

Regardless of whether you are currently injured or you only seek injury prevention, working with a chiropractor who holds a certification in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) can be a game-changer for you. This is because CBP-certified health professionals are trained in rigorously tested practices that treat your health issues holistically. This could mean a lower risk of injuries and better recovery for you depending on if you are injured right now.

The entire team at Advanced Spine and Posture is CBP-certified. Consider giving one of the offices a call. They can help you with any issues related to sports injuries and their prevention.