How A Chiropractor Helps With Sports Injuries
By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
September 21, 2015
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Sports Injury  

Sports InjuriesWhat's your favorite sport? Is it running, weight-lifting, golf, swimming or something else? An active lifestyle, including routine exercise, invigorates, relieves stress and adds years to your life.

Unfortunately, most any physical activity or sport risks injury. Runners, for example, suffer stress fractures of the shin bone. Lower back, or lumbar, spinal injuries, misalignments and disc herniations plague the everyday jogger and marathon runner alike.

How to Treat Sports Injuries

Of course, when you suspect an injury, get to your primary care physician for correct diagnosis. X-rays, physical examination, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) are tools of the medical doctor's trade. Additionally, prescription medications control pain and inflammation.

Often, a physician recommends chiropractic treatment of sports injuries in the Quincy area. David Smith DC of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. has extensive chiropractic experience and possesses many sports- and exercise-related certifications. He helps athletes, both professional and amateur, with injuries related to:

  • ankles
  • shins
  • knees
  • elbows
  • shoulders
  • neck
  • spine

A Comprehensive Approach

Dr. Smith, and his associates at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Quincy, will not treat sports injuries in isolation. While Dr. Smith employs modern chiropractic treatments to support medical interventions for sprains, fractures and other injuries, he also evaluates the whole person to ensure neuro-muscular wellness. The American Chiropractic Association affirms this approach as the true aim of chiropractic care.

Dr. Smith takes information from the primary physician and performs his own chiropractic examination. He investigates the patient's spinal alignment and posture to understand the extent of the injury. Depending on patient need, he may utilize various treatments to optimize function, reduce swelling, correct spinal misalignments and decrease pain.

Treatments may include:

  • ultrasound
  • cryotherapy
  • paraffin wax treatments
  • massage therapy
  • muscle therapy
  • spinal decompression or motorized traction

In addition, Dr. Smith uses his kinesiology expertise to instruct patients in corrective and preventive exercises to support and strengthen healing and avoid re-injury. Dr. Smith counsels all his patients on:

  • healthy lifestyle changes
  • nutrition and supplements
  • ways to encourage proper function of the spine and nerves

Arrange an Appointment

Are you concerned about a sport-related injury or wish to prevent one? Call one of the 8 locations of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. To see Dr. David Smith at the Quincy office, phone (617) 471-4491.

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