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No matter what level you compete at when you play sports, or even if you are just trying to exercise for your own wellness, sports injuries can happen. While many head to their regular doctor to look at a sports injury, many go to a sports injury chiropractor serving Atlanta instead. People are becoming more and more comfortable with chiropractic care for many reasons, and often it is the regular doctor's that make the referrals.
Even the professionals utilize chiropractic services. It is estimated that 90% or professional athletes are taking advantage of chiropractic care to treat and prevent various sports injuries. More than three-quarters of NFL trainers, regularly send players to see a chiropractor.
Chiropractic care helps with a wide variety of sports injuries, including sustained by both low impact sports such as bowling or golf and the high impact such as football or hockey. While some sports injuries can be minor, those that occur due to high impact sports can cause injuries that rival those experienced from automobile collisions.
Hamstring Strain - Chiropractic care can help with injuries sustained by both low impact sports such as bowling or golf, and high impacts such as football or hockey
Hamstring Strain - treated with manual adjustments to address joint tightness, electrotherapy for swelling control, stretching recommendations and incorporating the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Low Back Strain - treated with chiropractic adjustments and strength training in order to decrease pain and improve range of motion, which is reinforced through stretching and core training.
Tennis Elbow - treated with laser therapy to help with tissue healing, and spinal manipulation in elbow to improve joint motion
Knee Injuries, including ACL tears, and repetitive movement injuries including runner's knee are treated through guidance for stretching and strengthening the knee, and examining the person's gait for improper form when walking.
Often, athletes that participate in these types of sports incorporate regular trips to the chiropractor into their regimen not only to treat and prevent injury, but also to help improve endurance, flexibility, blood flow, and range of motion. With these maintenance plans in place, when these athletes are injured, they are often able to recover more quickly than others. Some of the most common sports injuries include
At Full Body Rejuvenation Center, in Lithonia, GA, our chiropractor, Dr. Nailah Smith is a sports injury chiropractor serving Atlanta and is dedicated to "full body" healing, which often goes beyond standard chiropractic care. She uses many physiotherapy techniques as well as massage and although there are common types of sports injuries, with each individual injury there are many things to consider in finding the right path for healing.
To get full body treatment for your sports injury, or to learn how to better maintain your own strength and flexibility to avoid injury, contact Full Body Rejuvenation in Lithonia, GA at 770-733-1381 to schedule an appointment.