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Sports Injury FAQs

Playing sports is a great way to stay healthy and fit. However, there’s also a greater risk of injury. Fortunately, you can find pain relief through chiropractic treatment. These FAQs from Back to Health Chiropractic provide more information about sports injuries and how our Worcester chiropractor can help.

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries can be caused by rough or careless sports play, improper form, improper equipment, or lack of warming up before hitting the field. Novice sports players may get injured due to a lack of experience. Muscle strains and sprains can also occur due to repetitive motions when playing sports like tennis or golf or overexerting yourself on the field.

What is RICE treatment?

RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This treatment can help reduce pain and inflammation if started within 24-48 hours after a sports accident. However, if your pain persists after 48 hours, it’s best to contact your Worcester chiropractor for a thorough assessment of your condition.

What types of sports injuries do chiropractors treat? 

Our sports injury chiropractor at Back to Health Chiropractic can treat various soft tissue injuries, including muscle strains, joint sprains, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, spinal misalignments, herniated disc, and runner’s knee, just to name a few.

How does chiropractic care help with sports injuries? 

Some sports require repeating the same motions, which can strain your muscles, joints, and tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Soft tissue massage, cold laser therapy, or rehab/stretching exercises can help manage these symptoms to restore range of motion and flexibility. Traumatic sports injuries that result in misaligned bones, discs, or joints can be treated with chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression. Adjustments bring your spinal column back into proper alignment to ease pain and stiffness and restore body function. Spinal decompression is used to treat herniated or bulging discs to restore pain-free mobility.

Visit Our Chiropractor for Sports Injury Treatment in Worcester, MA

To schedule an appointment for diagnosis and treatment of a sports injury, contact Back to Health Chiropractic in Worcester at 508-752-7521.

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