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Lindenhurst Chiropractic Sports Injury Rehab FAQ's
Participating in sports is an important part of a healthy and fulfilling life, but as with any physical activity, injuries can happen. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, our chiropractor in Lindenhurst can help you start the healing process and get back in the game as soon as possible.
What are the risk factors for a sports injury in Lindenhurst?
An injury can happen with virtually any sport, at any skill level, and at any age. Our Lindenhurst chiropractor frequently diagnoses and treats injuries sustained during tennis, running, and golf. Risk factors for a sports injury include:
- Poor technique or body mechanics
- Overuse or over-training
- Improper equipment and footwear
- Accidental slips, trips, and falls
What types of sports injury are most common?
Sports injuries to the back, shoulders, knees, and hips are common. These injuries typically involve damage to the muscles, ligaments, joints, and/or tendons. Examples of specific injuries may include:
- Muscle strain, especially in the back or leg
- Ligament sprain, especially in the elbow or knee
- Acute joint locking or dysfunction, especially in the spine
- Spinal disc herniation, which may lead to spinal nerve impingement or sciatica
- Whiplash, more commonly sustained in contact sports
How can chiropractic care help with my sports injury rehab?
The team at Natural Care Chiropractic uses drug-free and non-invasive techniques to help you naturally heal and recover from a sports injury. Our overall goal is to reduce inflammation, promote pain relief, maximize strength and tension of key muscles, restore mobility, and prevent recurring or chronic issues from developing. To do this, we utilize a combination of active and passive therapeutic techniques that resolve symptoms, address underlying problems, and optimize the overall function of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system--both critical for sports and athletics. An individually-tailored approach to sports rehab may include treatments such as:
- Manual therapy, including spinal adjustments and chiropractic joint mobilizations
- Corrective exercise prescription
- Sports-specific training in body mechanics and neuromuscular re-education
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
What should I expect at my first sports injury visit?
If you're struggling with a sports injury in Lindenhurst, your first visit to Natural Care Chiropractic will involve a thorough patient questionnaire and physical examination (so be sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes). We take a "whole person" approach to care, so many aspects of your physical function and health will be examined--not just your injury. from After a diagnosis has been established, our chiropractor will integrate the information gathered to develop and implement your customized treatment plan.
Looking for sports injury treatment in Lindenhurst? Meet our chiropractic team today!
At Natural Care Chiropractic, Lindenhurst chiropractor Dr. Mark Freund believes that the backbone of a healthy life is a healthy spine--pun intended! To help keep your back in top shapes--as well as recover from a sports injury elsewhere in the body--call us today at (847) 265-0600. Let us jumpstart your recovery from a Lindenhurst sports injury with the compassionate, comprehensive, and all-natural treatments we believe in.