Chiropractic Medicine for Sports Injuries

A full-contact sport like football or hockey can often leave an athlete in need of more advanced medical care than just a basic check-up. Chiropractic doctors understand how the complex muscle and bone structures of the body function and how they are affected by serious sports injuries. The experts at Balanced Health Medical in midtown are capable of treating even the most advanced medical issues.

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Many athletes can take a strong hit and keep going. However, an impact may have lingering effects that do not appear right away. Integrated pain treatment by a chiropractor involves increasing the rotational ability or adding torque to areas of the body to improve mobility and reduce pain. Physical therapy may also be needed to ensure that the patient can safely participate in the sport.

Treating a Sports Injury

Common sports injuries that our chiropractic experts treat range from the serious to the mundane. The vertebra is susceptible to osteoarthritis as the bones grind down the connective tissues and cartilage that provides cushioning. This can result in severe back pain and inflammation. Chiropractic care can be used to treat these conditions and avoid the need for pain medication or surgery.

Inflammation in the hips is very common among athletes given the amount of pivoting and fast starts that are needed in many sports. Small joint tears or muscle pulls can occur whenever a person overexerts themselves trying to chase down a ball or an opposing player.

Advances in chiropractic medicine and integrated pain treatment have made it possible to treat injuries and conditions that, a few decades ago, there was little or no relief. Tendon fractures, for example, are now possible to be quickly diagnosed and treated, meaning that physical therapy can help the tendon to heal and regain its degree of movement. Likewise, advances in concussion research have helped chiropractors to understand the impact of whiplash on athletes as their heads and necks often experience severe destabilization.

Get Back in the Game

If you have recently received a sports injury, the chiropractic care experts at Balanced Health Medical in midtown Manhatten can provide the diagnosis and treatment that you need. Call Balanced Health Medical today at (212) 755-1717 to schedule a consultation and get more information about treatment options to get you back on your feet and in the game.

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