Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and take their diets to a new level every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.
Whether you’re a high school, college or professional athlete, a daily runner, an occasional jogger, or someone who simply enjoys any type of athletics, you might find yourself coming face to face with an injury.
Sports injuries can result from inadequate training, sports accidents, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching/ warm-up exercises.
Chiropractors and Sports Injuries
Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapy techniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.
Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.
Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.
If your condition is severe Dr. Murdock may recommend integrated non-narcotic prescriptive medications for acute pain care, intramuscular injections, intraarticular small and large joint injections, or trigger point injections. As with all our services it is the patient’s choice of treatment options here at HHA.
Questions about Sports Injuries and how we can help? Contact us at (513) 863-2273 or [email protected]