Every day you’re not engaging in your most favorite sport may seem like forever if you’ve been injured. Chiropractic care with Dr. Snyder can reduce your discomfort and may even help you recover from your injuries quicker than you anticipated.
If you’re pondering over seeking out a chiropractor, you’re not alone. University and professional athletic teams throughout the world rely on doctors of chiropractic to help athletes recover from athletic injuries and avoid new ones when they come back to the game. According to Palmer College of Chiropractic, every National Football League and Major League Baseball teams have chiropractors on staff while 72% of Professional Golf Association golfers receive chiropractic treatments while on tour.
At Snyder Family Chiropractic, we offer therapies that help athletes heal from many types of sports ailments, including:
Athletic injuries can often be complex. If one strained the muscles in one’s back when falling or twisting an ankle, Ligament or muscle injuries may not be the only source of pain. Your fall may have also caused the vertebrae in your spine to become misaligned. Spinal misalignments (vertebral subluxations) not only cause back or joint pain but can stress muscles and alter nerve function and throw off the alignment of your hips, backs, neck, and legs.
Falls can cause subluxations, but they can also occur due to poor posture or spending too much time in one position such as the hunched-over position when you ride a bike or use of a laptop computer.
Spinal adjustments ease spinal bones back into the optimal position, reducing subluxations and pain and restoring optimal health.
Your chiropractic treatment plan is unique and tailored to your injury. In addition to spinal adjustments, your Dr Snyder may employ soft tissue mobilization, trigger point therapy, traction, electrical nerve stimulation treatments, or ultrasound therapy.
Chiropractic care offers many benefits, including:
Less Pain. Chiropractic care reduces pain and triggers the production of endorphins that reduce pain naturally. Pain can be due in part to misalignments or tight muscles that press on nerves. Spinal adjustments and other treatments reduce pressure on spinal nerves and discs and may even reduce bulging if you have a disc herniation. Best of all, you can reduce your reliance on pain medication, especially addictive opioids, when you opt for conservative chiropractic care first.
Faster Healing. Your body responds to injuries by increasing white blood cell production. The cells not only combat the infection but also encourage healing. Unfortunately, some injuries can compromise blood flow, making it difficult for white blood cells to reach the injured area. Chiropractic adjustments improve blood flow and may even help speed healing.
No More Tingling or Numbness. Nerves pressure can cause tingling or numbness in your arms, legs, back, or rear end, in addition to pain. Relieving pressure can end these annoying symptoms.
Better Range of Motion. Treatments loosen joints and muscles, improving your range of motion. Massage or soft tissue mobilization can also be used to break up scar tissue or adhesions that prevent your joints from moving freely.
Improved Stability. Is your shoulder unstable after too many sports injuries? Dr. Snyder has developed treatment plans to help athletes regain stability and avoid future injuries. Treatments can also help with instability due to ankle sprains. Ligaments stretch and tear when a sprain occurs, but that’s not the only problem that can happen with a sprain. If the bones in your ankle joint move out of alignment, your recovery may take longer. Adjusting the ankle can help reduce healing time and help you avoid joint instability that can increase your risk of re-injury.
Decreased Inflammation. Chiropractic care relieves swelling and inflammation that can cause pain, stiffness, and restricted movement.
Ease Spasms and Muscle Pain. Recovering from an injury isn’t easy if your muscles constantly spasm or still hurt days or weeks after you hurt yourself. Soft tissue mobilization, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and other therapies can stop spasms and reduce tightness and pain in muscles.
Are you eager to get back to your favorite sport?