If you have a sports injury, your chiropractor can help you feel better fast. How is this possible? Our chiropractors at Churn Creek Chiropractic can provide holistic care for the common injuries you can get while playing sports. Conditions caused by sports injuries that your chiropractor can treat include:

  • Back and neck injuries, including herniated disks and pinched nerves
  • Sprains
  • Pulled muscles
  • Strained or torn tendons and ligaments
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation in the soft tissues
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Sciatica

How Chiropractic Care Works to Heal Sports Injuries

Chiropractic care is a natural method of healing that works with the body’s own inherent healing mechanisms to bring about excellent results without the need for drugs or surgery. We start with looking at the spine. In sports, it is easy to knock a vertebrae out of alignment. Even if it is just slightly out of place, it can still affect the way nerves work, impede your immunity from doing its full work, and pinch against nerves causing pain. This may be the primary cause of any pain or weakness you are experiencing because of your injury, or it may exacerbate the effects of another injury elsewhere in the body. If you knock a vertebrae out of alignment and have a sprain or torn ligament, for example, the body may not be able to heal the ligament until the immunity is strengthened again by putting the vertebrae back into place. Pain is relieved when vertebrae are re-aligned, as well.

Sometimes, adjunct therapies can help chiropractic care do its work better. Massage therapy is often used along with chiropractic adjustments to relax muscles. This relieves pain, and allows vertebrae to fall back into place more easily. It also reduces inflammation and swelling, and improves circulation to the injured area, which brings healing nutrients to it that let it get better more quickly and easily.

Physical therapy is also often used in conjunction with chiropractic care. By teaching clients exercises they can do at home that will strengthen the injured areas, healing is made easier. Vertebrae have a stronger foundation for staying in place. Range of motion is improved and restored. Any pain is relieved much more easily when physical therapy is involved in treating sports injuries. Used together with chiropractic care, these adjunct therapies become a healing powerhouse.

Schedule Your Sports Injury Treatment Appointment

Contact us to make your appointment for your initial exam, evaluation, and consultation at our office. You may even be able to get started with your first treatment at your beginning visit. You will find we treat you as the unique individual you are when you come to our office. We believe each client is more than just a number, and we give you the individualized attention you deserve. Make your appointment today by calling (530) 221-4991. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Churn Creek Chiropractic family.