Don't Let Injuries Keep You Off The Field

How your Chula Vista chiropractor can help with sports-related injuries.

Playing sports and being active is a vital part of your life, and you don’t want to be sidelined by a sports injury. Though you don’t even sport's injurieshave to be an athlete to experience a sports-related injury. Just playing a neighborhood game of football can put you at risk for back or neck trauma.

If you do experience a sports-related injury, just know you don’t have to suffer alone. There is help just a phone call away. Dr. Steven M. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA wants to help you recover from your sports injury.

Ideally, you want to protect yourself as much as possible from a sports-related injury. Dr. Wachs wants you to know a few simple tips to remember:

  • Always do some stretching before any sports-related activity. Stretching helps to warm up muscles and increase flexibility to prevent injury.
  • Always use proper sports equipment, especially the right shoes for the sport you are playing. Proper shoes help to provide stability and protection.
  • Drink plenty of water, especially in the summer months. Water helps you stay hydrated, healthy and energized.
  • Go slow and take it easy, especially if you aren’t in top shape and haven’t exercised regularly.

No matter how many precautions you take, you still may experience a painful injury, but you don’t have to let injury keep you off the field. Dr. Wachs can help with many effective treatments, including:

  • Chiropractic adjustments--which may include table adjustments to allow more gentle movements, lumbar roll to realign your vertebrae and release work to separate your vertebrae, among others.
  • Ice massage therapy--also called cryotherapy, to help minimize tissue damage, reduce swelling, temporarily numb painful soft tissue and limit muscle spasms
  • Heat therapy--to increase circulation and relax muscles by dilating your blood vessels and helping to boost healing in the affected area. Heat also helps your muscles regain strength and flexibility.

Laser therapy, with the revolutionary Smart Laser system; which enhances your body’s natural ability to repair and heal itself, and limit inflammation; laser therapy can provide pain relief, restore function and heal tissue structures. For more information on Smart Laser, please visit

Don’t let injuries keep you off the field. It’s time to call Dr. Steven M. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. Call today and get back out there!


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