Chiropractic Care Can Help
Whether you're training for a 5K or practicing your swing at the driving range, a sports injury can strike out of nowhere. From an accidental slip and fall to repetitive motion injuries, it's easy to over do it on and off the field. Tired of sitting on the sidelines? Our Smyrna chiropractor, Dr. Ara Leguizamon, can help get you off the bench and back in the action.
Smyrna Chiropractor Helps Sports Injuries Heal
A herniated disc is a common personal injury that affects many athletes. A slip and fall during a game of touch football or lifting too much at the gym can cause a disc in the spine to slip out of alignment. A herniated disc may compress nearby nerves. Depending on the location of a pinched nerve, this may cause pain in the lower back, shoulders, buttocks or legs. Dr. Leguizamon provides chiropractic adjustments to restore alignment to the spine. These gentle adjustments create space in the vertebrae, allowing a herniated disc to return to its proper position and relieve pressure on a pinched nerve.
Many patients also suffer from a repetitive motion injury such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. This injury occurs when improper movement strains tendons in the elbow, leading to chronic pain. The injury may occur slowly over time, causing pain to build until it becomes too painful to swing a golf club or tennis racket. Many patients are surprised to learn that a skeletal misalignment may be contributing to the improper motion. By correcting this misalignment and adjusting a patient's swing, Dr. Leguizamon relieves stress on the elbow's soft tissues. This is essential to preventing future injuries and muscle aggravation. Physiotherapy can also provide immediate pain relief and promote internal healing.
If you have sustained a sport injury, don't wait for it to simply "get better" on its own. As long as a spinal misalignment persists, you will be at risk for future injury and chronic pain. Prompt injury diagnosis and care can help your body heal quickly and safely.
Have chiropractic adjustments helped your body heal after a sports injury?