Sports Injury

Are you an injured athlete itching to get back to what you love? Dr. Daniel Atwell at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, offers natural and effective sports injury treatments to help.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries?

If you’re an athlete who has been injured – even if it’s a minor injury – all you want to do is heal so that you can get back to your sport. That journey can seem long and nearly impossible trying to recover on your own. And many traditional forms of medicine are only focused on treating your symptoms – something that is simply not going to help you achieve your goal. Below, Dr. Atwell and the team at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, share why chiropractic sports injury treatments are different.

What’s So Different About Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care isn’t just about providing you with temporary relief. It focuses on the actual problem – the underlying reason or reasons you are suffering. It’s about locating the injury, assessing it fully, and determining the best course of action to eliminate it. This method works because once eliminated, there’s nothing left to cause pain or keep you on the sidelines.

Additionally, chiropractic care is about comprehensive and holistic treatment. This means that though the injury is the focus, any contributing factors and potential issues are addressed as well. For example, areas of tension that may not be causing you pain now are typically addressed to prevent them from causing pain in the future. In short, sports chiropractors can help you not only recover from current injuries but also prevent future ones and help you enhance your performance.

Sports Injury Treatment Techniques

There are many chiropractic techniques used to treat sports injuries, but the specific ones used in a treatment plan depend on the athlete’s needs. Below are some common methods.

  • Adjustments to help restore balance and alignment to the musculoskeletal system
  • Decompression therapy to create space in the spinal column, remove pressure from discs and nerves, and pull nutrients to the spine
  • Cold laser therapy to penetrate the soft tissues, stimulate healing, and improve blood flow
  • Electrical stimulation therapy to relieve muscle spasms and tension, as well as strengthen weakened muscles
  • Massage therapy to relieve tension, improve blood flow, and stimulate healing in the soft tissues
  • Therapeutic exercises that can enhance healing as well as correct musculoskeletal issues and strengthen weakened muscles

Don’t let an injury keep you down. Visit Dr. Atwell at Atwell Family Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, for sports injury treatments by calling (540) 442-8294 to schedule an appointment.

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