How a Sports Chiropractor Helps You After a Sports Injury
Just about every kind of sport is hard on the body. Players push themselves to the limits of their sports performance abilities while contact sports adds the element of impact to a physically extended athlete. Getting a sports injury of some kind is practically guaranteed and recovery can be difficult. We at Bafford Spine and Nutrition in Newark, OH, can help restore your sports performance and get you back to your winning game.
What is Chiropractic Sports Medicine?
Chiropractic sports medicine comes from the same knowledge base as traditional chiropractic treatment but focuses on specific types of sports injuries. Impact on the body affects no matter its source and people wind up being hurt as a result. However, certain types of injuries are primarily generated by repetitive movements required of a sport or from taking on an impact from an opposing player.
A sports injury can become chronic and affect a player's ability to perform at the top of their abilities. A chiropractor can help restore sports performance and encourage the body to heal which results in less pain immediately and over time.
What Does a Sports Chiropractor Do?
A sports chiropractor evaluates the patient to determine why they have a loss of motion and are experiencing pain. They need to identify the issue at hand to determine the most effective treatment. Sometimes the injury limits the range of motion of the patient causes pain during a movement or both. It is possible to have a loss of motion and not feel much in the way of pain. The body does not always do a good job of healing itself after an injury which results in soft tissues getting trapped, myofascial knots, and spinal misalignment that results in muscles not pulling evenly on the vertebrae.
The chiropractor uses multiple different therapeutic techniques to release pinched nerves and soft tissues that have been restricted by scar tissue. If the spine is out of alignment, the sports chiropractor will restore the alignment through manipulation. All of this takes multiple visits to accomplish and the chiropractor creates a treatment plan to address the injuries. Part of the treatment plan for a sports injury involves showing a patient how to alter their movement to a more correct and proper form to avoid reinjury after treatment has concluded.
Our sports chiropractor can also treat injuries that are not related to the spine. Such common injuries often involve the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. Chiropractic care can be used to effectively treat medical issues pertaining to all of these areas without having to rely on pain medication or surgery.
Contact Us Today for an Appointment with Dr. Bafford
Dr. Bafford is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board Sports Physicians and is the only one in the Licking County area. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Bafford and learn more about how his skills as a sports chiropractor can help you with your game.