Whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a top professional, your body is prone to the same kind of injuries. Repeated stresses and injuries can lead to a slight loss of proper movement in the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and joints, which in turn can then interfere with the healthy working of your muscles and nerves. Many athletes and weekend warriors ignore their pain far too long without treatment, and then find themselves with a chronic injury. It’s not surprising that chiropractors often see patients with:
- Knee pain
- Bicipital tendonitis
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Shoulder sprains (rotator cuff injuries)
These injuries often recur. In professional sports we see athletes being given pain medication and steroid injections into injured joints that allow the injured athlete to return to play. At the end of the season the athletes injuries which were at first minor and if properly treated the individual would have been back to their sport in 4-5 weeks , now require extensive surgery! These injuries may shorten promising sporting careers and turn enthusiastic amateurs into couch potatoes.
Our Approach to Sports Injuries
As well as speeding up your recovery from injury, we can enhance your performance, and help to prevent future problems. Unlike painkilling drugs, our doctors get behind the cause of the injury, rather than just treating the injury itself. We will carry out a full examination (including x-rays if necessary), and ask you questions about your sporting life, posture, medical history and lifestyle, to discover the cause of your injury or poor performance and make a diagnosis.
Our treatment approach will often begin with gentle, specific manipulations done by hand, to free stiff joints and remove spinal nerve irritation. This effective drug free treatment is generally painless, although you may feel some short-term discomfort around the injured area. Treatment will normally be followed by a rehabilitation plan to strengthen the injured area, improve your flexibility and prevent future flare-ups.
If you have experienced a sports injury or cannot seem to get over the “hump” in your training, they don’t delay and call us at 702-655-1199 for a complimentary consultation and examination.