Sports Injury Relief and Wellness Care from a Venice Chiropractor
Although sports are a great way to keep your heart healthy and stay fit and active, they can also begin to take a toll on your body over time. Countless athletes - whether recreational athletes or professionals - experience sports injuries every day. Some are mild, and some are debilitating, but almost all benefit from the attention of a chiropractor experienced in sports injuries. Our Venice chiropractor Dr. James Theriault, understands the importance of treating a sports injury correctly and efficiently to return athletes to the state of wellness they experienced prior to becoming injured.
Here at Theriault Chiropractic, we treat all types of sports injuries. Some of the most common complaints have to do with shoulder pain, back pain and neck pain, although these are usually just the symptoms of an underlying problem. Most sports place extreme pressure on the entire musculoskeletal system, of which the muscles, spine, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves are particularly susceptible to injury.
Believe it or not, whiplash is a common type of sports injury we treat here in our office. Although many people associate whiplash with car accident victims, individuals who play sports are also susceptible to the condition. Whiplash is often the result of a forceful impact from behind, causing the neck to lunge forward and quickly snap back. Football players are particularly prone to the condition, although whiplash may occur in many types of sports. Left untreated, it can cause a limited range of motion, neck pain, back pain, stiffness, headaches and migraines.
Shoulder Pain, Back Pain and Neck Pain Benefit from Chiropractic Care
The job of our Venice chiropractor is to detect the cause of shoulder pain, back pain or neck pain related to a sports injury. The first visit to our office may consist of a consultation and x-rays to determine the source of the pain. Following a diagnosis, our chiropractor will customize a wellness plan that often includes regular manual chiropractic adjustments and if necessary, spinal decompression treatments.
Spinal decompression is necessary for athletes and other patients who are experiencing back pain or neck pain due to pressure in the spine. The pressure builds up on the nerves and discs of the spine during strenuous activities. Our decompression table gently relieves this pressure, which usually restores a pain-free range of motion to the patient. Often, patients with sports injuries benefit from multiple types of therapy. In addition to chiropractic care, our office may also recommend massage or physical therapy treatments to help speed along the recovery process.
Often, the symptoms of an injury are mild, and are merely the result of a small sprain or muscle strain. Others, however, such as torn ligaments and bone fractures, are more serious and require careful treatment to ensure a full recovery. If you are an athlete experiencing sudden headaches and migraines, knee pain, shin pain, muscle stiffness, muscle weakness, aching or swelling, you should seek the attention of a chiropractor immediately to prevent further musculoskeletal damage.