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4 Common Sports Injuries Treated with Chiropractic Care

Written By Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center on August 2, 2018

A pesky injury an athlete’s worst nightmare.  Sports is usually demanding on the body, not to mention on the athlete’s mental state. But chiropractic care is an efficient, natural form of sports injury treatment. Here’s how it can work for you. 

Types of Sports Injuries Cured with Chiropractic Care

According to All American Healthcare, it’s been proven that high impact sports (think wrestling or football) can evoke the same amount of strain on your body as a car accident. 

Even sports with less impact can cause strain over time. These are a few common injuries that chiropractic care can treat. 

1. Headaches

Headaches are commonly associated with injuries such as a concussion. Research proves that chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation can improve symptoms of headaches. 

2. Muscle Strain

Ever pull a hamstring? Strain a tendon? All can be relieved by chiropractic care that strengthens your joints and improve flexibility.  

3. Shoulder Pain

Sports like baseball, football, or tennis can impress wear and tear upon the shoulder muscles. The shoulder itself can even become misaligned, causing muscle spasms and of course – severe pain. Aligning and adjusting the neck through chiropractic care can help ease the pain and get bring back movement to the shoulder area. 

4. Ankle

An ankle injury is described as an injury to the ligaments that help keep the bones stable – and it’s one of the most common sports injuries, according to Sports Med Today. Ankles are made up of a mix of vulnerable joints, which make it super flexible. With chiropractic care, adjustment to the spine can actually treat the ankle injury, as our musculoskeletal system is all connected. 

Prevention is Key for Sports Injury Treatment

It’s a good idea to get yourself checked out by a chiropractor, even before you begin training for your sport. A chiropractor will take a close look at your muscles and spine to detect any imbalances that may be an indication of areas prone to injury. By alleviating any built-up tension you’re already carrying, chiropractic care pre-workout can help your body perform at its optimal level. 

In addition to pre-treatment, chiropractic care is recommended on a routine basis during and after your sports injury. 

Continual review can help you avoid re-injury as well as other benefits such as improved range of motion, flexibility, and increased blood flow. 

Seattle Chiropractic Care

With over 20 years of experience serving the Seattle area and extensive knowledge of sports injury treatment, call 206-324-8600 today to see how Eastlake Chiropractic can help you!

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