Sports Injuries

Sports injuries and chiropracticChiropractic is an integral part of the care that many professional athletes receive. Many Olympic athletes also take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic. Just because you aren’t going to the Olympics doesn’t mean that you too can’t improve your health and performance with chiropractic care.

When it comes to sports injuries, weakness or improper stretching can put you at risk of injury. In addition, an untreated injury may result in further or even permanent damage. It is vitally important to get proper care for any sports injuries, preventing the development of chronic problems.

There are two basic types of sports injuries: the first is the result of a trauma inflicted by a collision, a slip or a fall. The second type is caused by the over-use of a muscle group or joint whereby the repetitive movement of the same area causes an inflammation or injury.

As chiropractors, we’re trained in treating sports injuries, we can advise you in the best way to heal an injury and how best to prevent it from recurring. Treatment can range from massage therapy to joint manipulation, or specific exercises that target problem areas and strengthen previously injured or weakened muscles and joints.

Any sporting activity should be preceded with a warm-up session. It is best to increase the frequency or duration of workouts slowly and progressively as strength and fitness levels increase. Fatigue or stress can be risky when working out, as it puts you at a higher risk of injury.

Working in conjunction with a qualified trainer and a chiropractor can help you stay in great shape and prevent injuries.

If you’ve suffered a sports injury, give our office a call.

Articles on Sports Injuries and Chiropractic

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Chiropractic and Athletic Performance

Preventing Sports Injuries with Chiropractic

Whiplash Symptoms – Headache

Headache and whiplashNeck pain is the second most common symptom experienced after a whiplash, reported by over 90% of patients.

Like neck pain, headache also can have a variety of different causes from an auto collision. The first step in treating post-traumatic headache is to diagnose the root cause of the pain. Watch the video below, or browse our articles to learn more about the different causes of headache and how to approach treatment.

About Headaches and Migraines

Chiropractic and Headaches

Other Headache and Migraine Treatments

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EEG Differences in Post-Traumatic Headache Patients

Headaches After Auto Injuries

Headache Type and Neck Mobility

Muscular Tension After Whiplash

Post-Concussion Syndrome After Mild Brain Injury

Post-traumatic Migraine

Post-Traumatic Headache and Cerebral Blood Flow

Similarities Between Whiplash and Brain Injury

The C2 Nerve Root Ganglion and Whiplash

Understanding Headache After Auto Injuries

Whiplash-Associated Headache

Whiplash Pain May Affect Structure of the Brain

Back Pain and Chiropractic

Chiropractic and back painLow back pain is a very common pain symptom. One out of three of us suffer from some kind of back pain every year, and many people live with chronic spinal pain.

The good news is that chiropractic has been shown over and over to be an effective treatment of back pain. Here’s a collection of articles that discuss how chiropractic can help in the treatment of back pain.

Watch our videos in the playlist below, or read some of our articles to learn more about how chiropractic can help ease back pain.

Back Pain After Auto Accidents

Back Pain and Chiropractic

Back Pain Treatments

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Back Pain: Basic Anatomy

Back Pain: Common Causes

Back Pain: Diagnosis

Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, and the Stress Response System

Back Pain: General Information and Symptoms

Back Pain Recovery Can Be Slow

Childhood obesity linked to back problems

Don’t Wait For Low Back Pain to Send You to the ER

Fear of Movement and Low Back Pain

Fear of Pain More Disabling than Actual Pain

Job Satisfaction and the Transition from Acute to Chronic Back Pain

Neck and Back Pain in Schoolchildren: The Role of Backpacks

Physical Risk Factors and Back Pain

Predictors of LBP and Return to Work

Prognostic Factors for Low Back Pain patients returning to work

Smoking linked to back pain

Socioeconomic Impact of Back Pain

Stressful Life Events and Low Back Pain

Study shines light on who develops chronic low back pain

Waddell’s Nonorganic Signs in Occupational Low Back Pain Patients

Weight loss eases back pain

Will your back pain become chronic?

Neck Pain After Whiplash

During a rear-end collision, the head and torso are thrust in opposite directions in a very short period of time. So it is not surprising that most of the symptoms of whiplash are centered in that part of the body between the head and the torso — the neck.

The neck is made up of a complex network of bones, discs, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles — and all of them can be injured in a crash. Watch the video below or browse our articles to learn more about neck pain caused by whiplash.

Neck Pain and Chiropractic

Other Treatments for Neck Pain

Articles:

30% Complain of Chronic Neck Pain After Whiplash

Acute Treatment of Whiplash Neck Sprains

Auto injuries weaken neck ligaments

Auto Injury Weakens the Neck

Imaging Whiplash Injuries

Ligament Damage After Whiplash Injury

Ligament Injury After Whiplash

Muscle Injury After Whiplash

Muscular Tension After Whiplash

Neck Ligaments Are Weakened After Auto Collisions

Neck Pain After Auto Injuries

Neck Pain, Proprioception and Chiropractic

Objective Evidence of Nerve and Muscle Changes after Whiplash Injury

Postural Stability and Neck Trauma

Proof of Ligament Injury After Whiplash Trauma

Recovery Time from Ligament Injury

Retropharyngeal Tendinitis

Risk of Neck or Shoulder Pain 7 Years after Whiplash Injury

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

TMJ and Neck Pain

Turned Head Increases Risk of Whiplash Injury

Vertebral Artery Injury After Cervical Spine Trauma

Whiplash Patients Exhibit Distinct Pain Pattern

Whiplash: The Neck and the Brain

Hip and Joint Pain

Whether you’re suffering from arthritis or repetitive stress injuries, joint pain can severely limit your quality of life. A chiropractor can use a combination of extremity adjustments and exercise therapy to improve your range of motion and reduce pain.
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Knee and Leg Pain
Sports Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arm and Shoulder Pain
TMJ, TMD, and Jaw Pain Influence of MRIs on Low Back and Leg Pain

Golfer benefits from chiropractic for hip pain
Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain and Chiropractic
Hip Pain: Common Causes and How Chiropractic Can Help

Headache and Migraine Treatments

Headaches are a common pain problem in our stressful lives. Browse the following articles to learn about some of the different options available to treat pain from headaches and migraines.

Headaches, Migraines, and Chiropractic

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Botulinum Toxin Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache

Drug-Free Migraine Relief through Massage

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Migraine Headaches, Physical Therapy, and Thermal Biofeedback

Natural treatment for migraines during pregnancy

Stress, Hunger, and Headache

Tired of Reaching for the Ibuprofen? Try a Massage for Your Tension Headaches!

About Whiplash Injury

An entire whiplash injury occurs in about 1/10th of a second — the length of an eye blink. But in that time, the human head can experience forces greater than that of jet fighter pilots. Watch our videos in the playlist below, or browse our articles to learn more about whiplash and methods of treatment.

Articles on Whiplash

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Live Whiplash Crash Footage

Phases of a Whiplash Injury

Risk Factors For Whiplash

The Science Behind Whiplash

Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash Treatments

Arthritis Treatments

Arthritis can cause a great deal of pain and disruption in our lives. The good news is that there are many methods of treatment which have been proven to help alleviate that pain. Browse our articles to learn more.

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Capsaicin Treatment for TMJ

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Chiropractic Care for Seniors

Complementary Therapies for Arthritis Pain

Golfer benefits from chiropractic for hip pain

Hip Pain: Common Causes and How Chiropractic Can Help

Posture and Chiropractic

Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic

The Healing Power of Touch

Neck Pain Treatments

Neck pain is a common pain symptom experienced by most of us. Most neck pain begins with some kind of trauma, but sometimes the origin is difficult to identify.

With all neck pain—no matter what the cause—the pain itself tells us that there is some kind of problem in the functioning of the different parts of the spine.

The human spine is an amazingly versatile and complex structure that provides support, protects the internal organs and nervous system, but at the same time allows incredible flexibility and movement.

Many different pieces have to work together to maintain a healthy spine. The spinal cord and nerves of the back are the communication lines between the brain and the rest of the body. The bones of the spine—or the vertebrae—protect those nerves. The vertebrae are separated by fibrous discs. The ligaments of the spine hold the vertebrae together. And the muscles attach to the vertebrae and provide stability and allow us to move.

When all of these pieces are working together in harmony, we’re not even aware of them. When one piece fails to work properly, all of the other parts are affected, as well. The role of chiropractic is to make sure that all of the pieces work together the way they’re supposed to.Here are some articles that discuss the benefits of chiropractic for neck pain.

Articles:

Acupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain

Chiropractic + Exercise Effective for Neck Pain

Chiropractic Increases Range of Motion for Neck Patients

Chiropractic more effective for neck pain than drugs

Chiropractic Reduces Unnecessary Interventions in Low Back and Neck Pain Cases

Chiropractic Treatment of Disc Herniations

Neck Pain, Proprioception and Chiropractic

Arthritis Articles

Arthritis is a common source of pain. Browse our articles to learn more about arthritis, and different methods of treatment.

Arthritis Treatments

Back Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiropractic Care for Seniors

TMJ, TMD, and Jaw Pain

 

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Overdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Whiplash and Post-Traumatic Fibromyalgia