Athletes jump, twist, run and dive – and sometimes need care for their sports injury. Tulsa Spine and Rehab is now helping all levels of athletes with their sports injuries through our comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation chiropractic services.
When Can a Chiropractor Help?
Athletic activities can put a lot of pressure on joints and the spinal column causing pain, discomfort or even an injury. When the back is out of alignment, pain and discomfort can radiate throughout the body to the neck, back, shoulders, knees or ankles. Our chiropractors can assist athletes through chiropractic treatments to realign the spine, decreasing related tensions in the body and inflammatory responses as a result.
Sports Injury Treatment
When tensions and misalignment are untreated, athletes can overcompensate for this stress on the body and sometimes create a bigger problem by delaying treatment. Overcompensating for an untreated tension or pressure can sometimes cause poor technique in activities, resulting in a new sports injury.
When a sports injury is left untreated, an athlete may find that their spine is taking on extra tension to overcompensate for the injury as well. At this point, athletes may choose to seek a chiropractor to assist in their rehabilitation program to help relieve pain during the recovery process.
Quick Relief for Athletes
While no medical or chiropractic treatment can claim immediate or guaranteed outcomes, quick relief for athletes suffering from sports-related injuries and their attending inflammation is possible with cold laser therapy. Professional athletes and pro teams use laser therapy for inflammation reduction as well as to reduce pain and reduce downtime. This type of deep tissue therapy is also thought to lower the risk of developing arthritis later in life as a result of sports injuries. After an evaluation of your unique situation, our chiropractic professionals may determine this is a treatment that may help you.
Sports Injury Services
At Tulsa Spine and Rehab, we treat the most common sports injuries from the inside out. Our specialists will provide a thorough assessment of every patient to determine how we can assist in healing different types of pain from backs, to shoulders, to arms and legs, and more. Our chiropractor will give a complete physical examination as well as run x-rays (if needed) in their evaluation. We put together a plan that will complement any already in place with other medical professionals to help support healing and pain relief for athletes seeking treatment. Some of the treatments for sports injury may include:
- spinal manipulation therapy (chiropractic therapy)
- massage therapy
- high-intensity laser or microlight cold laser therapy
- mobilization and stabilization exercises and balance training and rehab
- Kinesio taping
- therapeutic modalities like hot/cold therapy, EMS and ultrasound
- Yoga therapy
Do you or your child have a sports injury that needs attention? Or an injury that is causing tension or stress in your back as a result? Or does your student-athlete need a physical? Tulsa Spine and Rehab can help. Contact us today to get started your athlete on the road to better health and less pain with chiropractic care tailored just for the