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Sports Injuries

Spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance, and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractic doctors because they demand results.

Chiropractic care helps to restore function to spinal joints that are fixated and are not moving properly.  Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation.  Muscles,  tendons and ligaments depend on proper joint movement for peak performance.  Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, decrease blood flow and literally "take you out of the game."

Normalizing spinal function helps speed up healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the sidelines.

An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve muscle tone and help you recover from strains, sprains, and other activity-restricting health problems.

Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is prevention!

As your Doctor of Chiropractic for a care plan based on your age, condition, and health objectives.  Find out if chiropractic care can help restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

Resources:

Aspegren, D., D.C., Treating the Athletes's Back: The Ultimate Challenge, Chiropractic Sports Magazine, 6(2): 42-56, 1992.

Burn, l., A Manual of Medical Manipulation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.

Ezzel-Nelson, M., The 16 Million Dollar Man; John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves, Today's Chiropractic, pp. 61-65, May-June 1993.

Faye, L., D.C., Good Bye Back Pain, Tale Weaver Publishing, 1990.

Hill, H., The Logical Approach to Diagnosis of Back Pain, Canadian Family Physician, 21: 79-83, 1975.

Hochschuler, S., M.D., Back In Shape, Texas Back Institute, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

Kellett, J., Acute Soft Tissue Injuries: A Review of the Literature, Medicine and Science of Sports and Exercise, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 489-500, American College of Sports Medicine, 1986.

Lauro, J., D.C., Mouch, A., D.C., Athletic Performance Improvement, Journal of Chiropractic Research, January, 1991.

Medical Bulletin, Globe International Group, Box 21, Rouses Point, New York 12979, April 1981.

Roy, S., M.D., Irwin, R., M.D., Sports Medicine: Prevent, Evaluate, Management and Rehabilitation, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1983.

Schafer, R., D.C., Chiropractic Management of Sports and Recreational Injuries, Williams and Wilkins, 1986.

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