Hardly a day goes by when you hear that some professional athlete has been sidelined for a certain period of time due to a traumatic injury. However, it is not only the professional athlete that can be injured, the same holds true for amateurs that are playing a sport that they love. It is recommended that anyone preparing to play any sport should first warm up, have the right protective equipment and pay particular attention to form and their own limits. Even with the best preparation injuries can happen.
Injury prevention and sports:
The spine is made up of a series of bones that are separated by discs, these discs act like little shock absorbers that allow you to flex and move without doing any damage to the vertebrae. Under certain conditions, shock from playing sports is one of them, these discs can become inflamed. When this happens, chiropractors in Lincoln Park can treat injuries of this nature without having to resort to surgery. All chiropractic care is non-invasive.
Chiropractic care for sports injuries:
Even with the best preparation and the best intentions, sports injuries can and do happen. The majority of these injuries are the result of impact, repetitive motion and even over training. Chiropractic care can help the injured athlete to get “back in the game” quicker and relieve pain associated with the injury.
Before chiropractors in Lincoln Park begin to do anything they will want to know the circumstances of the injury, they will undertake a comprehensive exam and then, and only then, will they suggest the best course of treatment.
Although the bulk of that which a chiropractor does involves spinal manipulation, he or she may also incorporate other treatments which can include ice, heat or electric stimulation.
If you are considering getting involved in a high impact sport you should consider seeing a chiropractor first, let them check your muscles and spine to ensure that it is not prone to injury.
It is quite easy to get injured while playing sports. As many sports related injuries are to the back, neck and shoulders, chiropractors in Lincoln Park should be your first stop for effective treatment. You are invited to contact the Lincoln Park office of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers.