If you play sports, you’re likely going to get dinged up at some point. Fortunately, you can work with a chiropractor to address injuries and improve performance. Looking for a sports injury chiropractor in Greenbelt, MD? Come see Dr. Shaun Bezak, Dr. Kelly Krol-Bezak, and Dr. Brian Bezak at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehab.
Why Chiropractic Care is a Top Choice for Athletes
Many professional athletes see chiropractors on a regular basis. The same is true for amateurs, and college and high school students. Ultimately, chiropractors can offer a lot of benefits for their clients. This includes providing pain relief.
If you’ve suffered a collision, say running into someone on the basketball court, it’s possible that your muscles and bones suffered lasting damage that may not heal on its own. For example, you may have suffered spinal misalignment. Since your spine is no longer properly aligned, it could cause strain on the muscles in your back, neck, and more. It could also exert pressure on nerves, which could cause pain in your limbs, including your legs.
Chiropractic care focuses on hands-on treatment that will address the root causes of your pain. For example, chiropractic adjustments can be used to straighten out the vertebrae and other tissues in your spine. This can reduce tension, strain, and pressure on your nerves. Resistance exercises, electric muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy, and ultrasound waves, among other treatments, may also provide relief.
When you work with a chiropractor who specializes in treating sports injuries, you can bring many different tactics and tools to bear. It’s crucial to closely examine each injury to determine the best way to address the problem. Want to see a sports injury chiropractor in Greenbelt, MD? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bezak, Dr. Krol-Bezak, or Dr. Bezak at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehab.
Reach Peak Performance With a Chiropractor’s Help
As you can imagine, aches and pains caused by sports injuries could impact your performance. If you’re in constant pain, it’s going to be a struggle to focus on the game itself. Further, training could become painful and perhaps even impossible. Fortunately, chiropractors can work with you to address injuries related to sports problems.
Besides treating sports injuries, a chiropractor can teach you a variety of stretches and exercises that can improve flexibility and strength while also reducing the risk of future injuries. Further, ergonomic counseling could help with building muscle, reducing the risk of injuries, and more.
Want to schedule a session with a sports injury chiropractor in Greenbelt, MD? Dial 301-220-0496 to reach Dr. Bezak, Dr. Krol-Bezak, and Dr. Bezak at Bezak Chiropractic and Rehab.
REPETITIVE MOTION IN SPORTS
Most sports involve repetitive motion such as the repetitive swinging of a racquet, the repetitive swinging of a club, the repetitive throwing of a ball or repetitive running and squatting movements. Repetitive motions can cause reduced range of motion, inflammation, calcium buildup and scar tissue formation. Common terms associated with these types of problems include, “tennis elbow”, “frozen shoulder”, “runner’s knee”, “achilles tendonitis” and “carpal tunnel syndrome”. The impaired function of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle and foot can often be helped with proper joint mobilization. Joint mobilization can help to restore normal range of motion to joints that have become injured or “locked up” or “jammed” and can speed the healing process, reduce scar tissue and improve blood circulation.
Bezak Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Treatment
Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation and examination in order to determine specific muscle injury, ligamentous injury, range of motion deficiency, vertebral segmental dysfunction, nerve injury and other problems. X-rays may be taken at our facility if necessary. After your initial evaluation, our doctors will explain your exam findings, diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis. A typical treatment plan involves a series of treatments at a frequency of 3 visits per week over a period of weeks. Repetitive treatments are important in order to make changes in the muscles and joints. A time commitment on the patient’s end is necessary in order to accomplish the treatment goals. Our office will provide you with any necessary paperwork for work or school in order to ensure that you keep your appointments so that you can achieve the best results. The treatment goal is to decrease pain, decrease inflammation, increase range of motion, strengthen damaged soft tissues and increase activities of daily living.
HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY PRIVILEGES TREAT SPORTS INJURIES?
Physiotherapy modalities: electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, traction, moist heat, cold packs, trigger point therapy
Stretching and range of motion exercises
Specific rehabilitation or strength exercises using manual resistance, exercise tubing, exercise balls, balance boards and wobble boards
Joint mobilization or manipulation techniques
Ergonomic and lifestyle advice
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
The initial phases of the treatment are quite relaxing. However, there is always a possibility that a patient can develop mild soreness after treatment. Any soreness experienced or lack thereof will give our doctors the best information about how to proceed with your treatment from visit to visit. Treatment for these injuries is not a “no pain no gain” strategy. If anything, slight discomfort is the most discomfort you should experience if you are receiving appropriate therapy.
Please feel free to ask our doctors any questions that you may have at any point during your treatment.
If you have a sports injury and would like to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our doctors prior to starting treatment, please call our office at 301-220-0496!