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Posts for: December, 2020

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 24, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: Sports Injuries  

Athletics provide an outlet for fitness and for fun, but sports injuries can leave you sidelined. A wide range of chiropractic methods is available for helping you prevent injuries, as well as heal from them when they do occur. Dr. Steven Wachs, the experienced chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can help with sports injury prevention and treatment.

Common Sports Injuries

It is not uncommon for recreational or competitive athletes to sustain an injury while participating in sports or other athletic endeavors. Some types of injuries are common in specific activities. For example, bicycling is associated with an increased risk for developing back injuries, while muscle sprains and strains are typical in golf. Foot, ankle, or leg injuries can result from running, but back injuries are also possible. Running puts a lot of stress on the back, which can result in injuries to the joints, discs, and vertebrae.

Weight lifting or bodybuilding can increase your risk of sustaining an injury to the back, shoulders, neck, or knees. Lower back injuries are common among swimmers, while skiers can be at risk of spraining or straining various muscles. Minor spinal fractures are also a possibility while skiing. Finally, tennis elbow, which involves a torn or ruptured tendon, is a common sports injury among tennis players. In general, anyone participating in sports or athletics could sustain an injury to the back of one of the joints, such as the elbows, knees, shoulders, ankles, or elbows.

Sports Injury Prevention

It is possible to prevent sports injuries or at least reduce your risk of sustaining one by taking certain preventive measures. One way to prevent injuries is to increase flexibility through stretching exercises. Performing strength-building exercises, such as movements to strengthen the back, can also prevent certain types of injuries. Wearing protective gear, such as padding or helmets, is another way to reduce the risk of injury.

Visiting the chiropractor regularly can also help with injury prevention. A properly aligned spine helps the muscles relax and promotes more flexible joints, which can make you less prone to being injured during athletic activities. The skilled chiropractic team at our facility in Chula Vista can assist with the prevention of sports injuries by teaching you exercises for increasing strength and flexibility.

Chiropractic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can still occur even when you take steps to prevent them. Fortunately, there are many effective chiropractic services for helping you heal and recover from an injury. A wide range of methods is available for providing relief from pain, reducing inflammation and swelling, improving mobility, and promoting healing. Some chiropractic techniques can help minimize the risk of subsequent injuries by strengthening the affected area so it is less susceptible to injury down the road.

Playing sports, whether competitively or for fun, is an excellent way to have fun while staying fit. Unfortunately, injuries can happen, but we are here to help.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs for help with your sports injuries by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached at the same phone number.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 09, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: auto accident   Injuries  

Even seemingly minor auto accidents can leave you with stiffness, discomfort, and pain. A chiropractor can help with auto accident injuries by performing techniques to alleviate joint inflammation, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion. Additionally, by correcting any alignment problems, the chiropractor can help your injuries heal properly, which can prevent long-term complications. Dr. Steven Wachs, the highly trained chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can treat auto accident injuries.

Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

Whiplash is a common auto accident injury. Other types of neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs, can also occur. Some of the symptoms associated with injuries sustained during auto accidents include pain, discomfort, joint stiffness, decreased range of motion, and muscle weakness. Without the right treatment to ensure proper healing, these symptoms can become chronic and lead to additional problems.

Chiropractic techniques can be highly effective in treating auto accident injuries. They can reduce inflammation, improve musculoskeletal functioning, and correct alignment of the spine and affected joints. In addition to helping injuries heal properly, chiropractic methods can even help injuries heal faster. The skilled chiropractor at our office in Chula Vista treats injuries from auto accidents and can provide relief from the following injuries and symptoms:

  • Whiplash
  • Joint stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Chronic muscle and joint pain
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Shooting pain in the legs
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Muscle weakness

Chiropractic Treatment Methods

A wide range of chiropractic techniques can be used to help you heal from your auto accident injuries. Two extremely effective and commonly utilized techniques include spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage. Spinal manipulation involves realigning the vertebrae along the spine, which helps reduce swelling and pressure on the joints, improve range of motion, and minimize pain. Soft tissue massage helps reduce joint inflammation and improve circulation, which can improve mobility and minimize pain.

We can help you properly heal and recover from auto accident injuries. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs to discuss treatment options for injuries sustained during an auto accident by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached by calling the same number.