Chiropractic and Sports Related Injuries

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Chiropractic treatment can be very effective with sports injuries; neck and back pain, arms, legs, joint pain, as well as chronic headaches. Connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments can also effectively be treated by Chiropractors because they are skilled in ensuring vertebrae line up which can help relieve tension in the body.

School sports can provide many benefits to the students who participate in them.  The activities increase health benefits through movement and exercise, increase confidence; self-esteem, and may improve academic achievement. They also allow students to learn lifelong skills about teamwork. Students learn to persevere, and continue under challenging circumstances from weather, and other sources. Through this sport participation they also learn school spirit while having fun working together on the field or court. Unfortunately, with all of the benefits of school sports also comes the possibility of sports related injuries.

These sports related injuries can occur when a student is training for the sport, participating in the activity, or possible competition. Some factors which contribute to injuries include lack of conditioning, inadequate warm-up, overuse; repetitive stress, and training (errors) methodology. Contact sports may also lead to the players’ neck moving quickly back and forth in a whipping motion (whiplash) which can be corrected through chiropractic gentle manipulation. The numerous demands through sport participation can result in strains, sprains, and pain which Chiropractic care can alleviate. Treatment may also prevent further injury to the patient.

A Chiropractor is skilled in consultation, and is concerned with the athletes’ medical history. He will design your treatment plan through this understanding. Focusing on your complete health combined with your individualized plan results in patient recovery. The initial Chiropractic consultation guides this recovery, and may include adjustments, rehabilitative exercise, and possible x-rays.

The techniques used by a Chiropractor can restore and enhance joint function. This may also result in reduced joint inflammation and reduced pain through non-evasive procedure and avoid or delay possible surgery. Chiropractic treatment may also include a referral for more testing such as a MRI, or CT Scans which could help to further diagnose your symptoms. These are just some of the reasons the Chiropractic practice of Dr. Anthony R. Scarpello can be uniquely effective for sports related injuries.