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Chronic back pain, a knee injury, and tennis elbow are three of the most common sports injuries affecting Smyrna residents. Unfortunately, many sports injury victims delay treatment, hoping that their bodies will simply “get over” the pain and recover. Without proper rehabilitative care, however, acute pain may turn into chronic pain, putting your body at risk for future injuries. If a sports injury has stuck you on the sidelines, our Smyrna chiropractor can help. Our integrated approach to Smyrna sports injury care combines rehabilitation with natural pain relief for safer and faster healing.
The first step to recovery is to identify the underlying injury. Many patients who suffer neck pain, back pain, headaches and migraines may be suffering from a herniated disc. An accidental fall while running, a collision on the sports field, or even natural wear and tear over time can cause a disc to slip out of alignment. Once a misalignment occurs, the herniated disc will compress nearby nerves. Depending on the location of the herniated disc, this compression may trigger pain in the neck or back, or even cause headaches and migraines.
Once our Smyrna chiropractor identifies the location of the herniated disc, he will use hands-on adjustments to restore proper alignment to the spine. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pressure on the nerves, which helps to relieve pain. Dr. Ara may also recommend spinal decompression therapy for sports injury patients. This cutting-edge treatment technique, which is popular with professional athletes, is extremely effective for treating herniated discs and providing long-term pain relief.
Chiropractic adjustments are also effective for treating tennis or golf elbow. This sports injury occurs when a repetitive motion triggers strains tendons in the elbow, causing inflammation. This inflammation makes it incredibly painful to grasp a tennis racket or golf club, and even to hold a pencil. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that a misalignment in the spine may be triggering the improper movement. By correcting the spinal misalignment, we can help prevent further aggravation of the tendons. Corrective exercises help strengthen the muscles in the forearm. Conservative therapy can help reduce pain symptoms and prevent further injury without the need for invasive surgery.
In addition to treating sports injury patients with chiropractic care, Dr. Ara may also recommend massage therapy. Therapeutic massage is an effective, all-natural treatment for relieving muscle pain associated with repetitive motion injuries and extrusive sports injuries. For example, a pinched nerve in the back can cause strain in the shoulders and neck. This strain can become trapped as tension deep within the muscle fascia. Regular massage treatments help release this trapped tension. Massage is also helpful for patients with a limited range of motion or reduced flexibility. Regular treatments promote the flow of oxygenated blood through the muscles, which is essential for repairing damaged soft tissue.
If you have sustained a sports injury, do not delay treatment. Prompt care helps prevent the build-up of scar tissue and reduces the risk for pain. Contact us today at (770) 432-5600!
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