Relieve Sports Injury Pain with Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care
Sports and other physical activities are a great way for people to stay fit and healthy. However, these types of activities do put strain on the body, especially for those participating in contact sports. For active individuals, a sports injury is almost inevitable at one point or another.
At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of sports medicine services to alleviate the pain caused by sports injuries, restore full motility, and help prevent future injuries. Many people assume that sports medicine involves the use of medications or invasive treatments, such as surgery.
In fact, many injuries can be successfully treated with natural and non-invasive methods. Our doctors frequently rely on physical therapy and chiropractic care to provide our Fort Worth, TX patients with relief from their injuries.
Chiropractic care involves realignment and spinal adjustments that relieve tension on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves so that the body can heal itself. This natural form of sports medicine can address issues such as neck and back pain, while restoring mobility and a full range of motion.
Prior to performing any adjustment, our doctors will perform a comprehensive chiropractic exam. This exam allows our doctors to evaluate the position of the spine and identify conditions that may be causing pain. A chiropractic exam may also involve x-rays, range of motion testing, and orthopedic testing, all of which make it possible to diagnose the underlying cause of pain so that an appropriate treatment plan can be made.
During a chiropractic adjustment, the body is gently stretched and manipulated to put the muscles, ligaments, and tendons back in proper alignment. Most patients notice a dramatic improvement in the way they feel after just a single chiropractic adjustment, but a series of adjustments are recommended so that the body is able to completely heal.
Physical therapy is another natural remedy that plays a role in sports medicine. Physical therapy uses a variety of stretches and exercises to reduce injury pain and increase strength and flexibility.
Like chiropractic care, physical therapy is personalized to the specific needs of each patient. Our doctors will create a physical therapy treatment plan that addresses the cause of pain and injury.
Physical therapy often involves numerous treatment sessions over a span of several weeks or months. Initially, patients will work with a therapist who will demonstrate and assist with stretches and exercises. As strength improves, patients will be given a series of exercises to perform on their own. With consistency, physical therapy can have a huge improvement on strength, motility, and overall well-being.
The primary benefit of chiropractic care and physical therapy is that they address the source of sports injuries rather than just masking the pain that these injuries may cause. By stretching, strengthening, and aligning muscles and ligaments in a way that promotes healing, these non-invasive services can prove hugely successful in eliminating pain and restoring motility.
Many patients are able to find the relief they need without relying on medication or invasive surgical treatments.
If you are dealing with the pain of a sports, work, or accident injury, physical therapy and chiropractic care can probably help. To learn more about these services, contact us at your earliest convenience, or call (817) 624-7222 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced sports medicine doctors at Texas Injury Clinic.