If you’re suffering from sports injuries in Augusta GA, you’re probably wondering what you can do and where you can go to seek the best treatment based on your injury. If you’re training for something specific, getting your injury taken cared of is probably at the top of your to-do list right now.
Up to 20% of all injuries that occur in sports involve the lower back or neck. Sports that use repetitive impact (e.g., running) or weight loading at the end of a range-of-motion (e.g., weightlifting) commonly cause damage to the lumbar spine (lower back). Sports that involve contact (e.g., football) place the cervical spine (neck) at risk of injury. The thoracic spine (mid portion of the spine at the level of the rib cage) is less likely to be injured in sports because it is relatively immobile due to the rib cage.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TISSUES AFTER AN ACUTE INJURY?
When a runner “pulls a groin” or a tennis player “strains a tendon,” the soft tissues in the area of pain are injured. Immediately after the injury, there are disrupted fibers of the affected muscle, tendon, and/or ligament. The injured tissues become painful and tender, both directly from the trauma to them and indirectly from the subsequent swelling. This leads to the stiffness, pain, and tenderness that so often accompany the inflammation of tendonitis, bursitis, as well as strain and sprain injuries. It should also be noted that even a bone injury is typically accompanied by injury to the nearby soft tissues.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR FOR MY SPORTS INJURY?
There are good reasons why the athlete should seek a sports chiropractor for the treatment and rehabilitation of a sports injury. Active people are physically and emotionally different from sedentary ones. Most physicians have not had special training in sports medicine or rehabilitation. Sports Chiropractors in Augusta GA Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic regularly treats patients and specifically athletes on a regular basis with sports-related injuries, in addition to working with them to avoid future injuries.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our office offers physiotherapy, which includes cold laser therapy, as well as a series of targeted exercises to challenge the muscles, joints and ligaments that are affected by a sports injury. Physiotherapy treatments are always personalized to the patient, and they are progressive to provide continuous motion and movement challenges. We often pair both chiropractic and physiotherapy together to accelerate the recovery process for our athletes.
Caleb and Chelsea’s Success Story for Sports Injuries with Augusta GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman:
I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You are more than welcome to schedule a complimentary visit with us. Simply call our office at (706) 814-5053 or use our online form and let us know you would just like to come in and speak with a doctor and you’re not sure yet if there is something we can do for you. If your sports-related injuries are out of our scope of services, we will research who the best fit for you will be, and will give you a professional referral.
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
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