Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Specialist
Sports injuries can be serious, sometimes leading to ongoing pain and disability. Dr. Roger De Sesa and Dr. Carolyn Griffin of Back to Health Chiropractic provide comprehensive treatment options for patients with sports injuries in Valencia and Santa Clarita, California. Patients interested in this service should call the office for an appointment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are injuries that occur while an individual participates in a sport or another physical activity. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Shin splints
  • Knee injuries

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

The symptoms of a sports injury depend on the type of injury sustained. However, patients should suspect a sports injury if they experience pain, swelling, stiffness, redness,or limited mobility in any part of the body during or after participating in a sport.

How does Back to Health Chiropractic diagnose sports injuries?

When a patient comes in with the suspicion of a sports injury, the doctors at Back to Health Chiropractic begin by performing a physical examination and asking the patient questions about their medical history and symptoms. In some cases, the doctor may also order an imaging test to confirm or exclude certain types of injury.

How does Back to Health Chiropractic treat sports injuries?

Back to Health Chiropractic helps patients recover from sports injuries, gain relief from associated symptoms, and improve strength so that future sports injuries are less likely. Some of the therapies they recommend include:

  • Soft tissue manipulation: The doctors at Back to Health Chiropractic use soft tissue manipulation to break up adhesions and scar tissue, which improves mobility and alleviates pain.
  • Gait analysis: For runners and other athletes that suffer from recurring injuries, gait analysis uncovers problems with the individual’s movements that may be causing injuries.
  • Corrective exercises: Corrective exercises strengthen weak areas and alleviate problems that may be contributing to injuries and pain.
  • Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy techniques, such as cryotherapy, traction, massage therapy, and heat therapy, alleviate some of the symptoms associated with sports injuries.
  • Spinal adjustment: Some patients with sports injuries may benefit from spinal adjustments, which resolve problems with alignment of the vertebrae.

How effective is chiropractic care for patients with sports injuries?

Patients with sports injuries usually notice an improvement in their symptoms and a reduction in the number of injuries after beginning a chiropractic treatment program. In addition, chiropractic care poses fewer risks than other treatment options, such as surgery.

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