What are sports injuries?
Sports injuries are as unique as the individual sports themselves. This is why it is important to receive a thorough, individualized examination of your injury to determine the cause and proper treatment for your injury.
Unfortunately many of these injuries, if not treated properly, can limit or end participation in a sport. Luckily many of these injuries can be treated with chiropractic.
How does Chiropractic treat sport injuries?
If you have been hurt in a sports injury, Dr. Bingham will take a thorough history and examination to determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. If it is determined that your case would not be suited for chiropractic, Dr. Bingham will refer you to the appropriate provider.
Pain Relief and Treatment
If you are a candidate for chiropractic care, your treatment will begin with pain relief and inflammation reduction. This might include electrical muscle stim, ultrasound and ice. If you injury is not too acute, joint manipulation may be performed to improve the healing of the bones and joints.
The last thing you want as an athlete is to have a re-injury that prevents you from participating in the sport you love. Rehabilitation is the key to re-injury prevention. Most rehabilitation can be done in your home and without expensive machines. Our Athletic Trainer will design an individualized rehab protocol as a part of your treatment. You will be asked to perform these exercises in office to make sure you are doing them correctly. To learn more about our Athletic Trainer, Katie Culver, visit our About Us page.
Understanding your injury is the first step to preventing a re-injury. Dr. Bingham will educate you on how to prevent a re-injury.
Professional Sports and Chiropractic
Professional athletes need to be at the top of their game, this is why most professional sports teams have a team chiropractor. To watch a short video about Jerry Rice’s success with chiropractic click here.