Though exercise and athletic activity is recommended for good health, it also comes with some risks. Many athletes (both adults and children) unfortunately suffer injuries while playing sports or engaging in strenuous exercise. Prompt treatment is the best way to get back on the field or court, and that help is available at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. Discover the benefits of getting chiropractic care for sports injuries.
About Sports Injuries
When you're competing in an athletic activity, whether it's an individual sport like running or pole vaulting, or a team sport like football or basketball, there is always a risk of injury. Here are some of the most common sports injuries that chiropractors see:
- fractured ankles or knees
- tennis elbow
- back pains and sprains
- neck pain
- cervical spine injuries
- muscle strains and pains
- injuries to ligaments and tendons
- stress fractures
Getting Help from a Chiropractor
The chiropractic team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista specializes in helping athletes and enthusiasts with their sports injuries. They offer a number of helpful treatments, including spinal rehabilitation, injury specific therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education; post-injury medical relaxation techniques, massage therapy, hot/cold therapy, and advanced (LLLT) laser therapy.
Sports Injury Treatment Process and Injury Prevention
Your case is unique and will come with a special plan created by your chiropractor. Your doctor will evaluate your medical history and any history of previous sports injuries to discover what is the best course of treatment. You’ll also be asked questions about the source of your pain and how the injury occurred. X-rays and MRI tests will be taken to give your doctor a more comprehensive view of the issue. During and after treatment, it’s important that you follow doctor’s instructions and get the rest you need to full heal before participating in sports. Talk to your chiropractor about how to prevent re-injury, such as wearing a back brace.
Visit Your Chiropractor's Office
The chiropractic team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center are committed to helping athletes get back on the playing field after sports injuries. Call (619) 427-4747 today to set a date and time for an initial exam with Dr. Steven Wachs at his Chula Vista, CA office.