Sports and exercise are great ways to stay healthy, but being physically active raises the risk of musculoskeletal sports injury. Some causes of sports injuries include not stretching properly, not wearing proper protective gear, and repetitive stress injuries. Your chiropractor can help in the recovery process to help you return to your normal physical routine.
In sports injuries such as joint sprains and disk injuries, a chiropractor specializes in non-drug treatment, which may overlap with traditional medical care. Your chiropractor will perform an initial exam with standard orthopedic and neurological tests to determine if pain is caused by a sprain, strain, or disk problem. They may also use an x-ray to check for any bone disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis or bone fractures. Chiropractic treatment that may be used for sports injuries include ice and heat for swelling and inflammation, or electronic muscle stimulation and ultrasound if the injury is due to muscle spasms or strain.
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