If you’re physically active, a sports injury really puts a kink in your routine. Though you may be anxious to get back to your active lifestyle, stressing your injured body part before it completely heals may prolong your recovery or lead to another injury.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Trace Alexander, specializes in chiropractic care and sports medicine. He understands the desire to get back to your workout or sport as quickly as possible, but it’s also important to give your body a chance to heal.
In fact, our chiropractic care for sports injuries focuses on providing the treatments and therapies your body needs to support the natural repair process.
Here, we want to share with you what you can expect from our chiropractic services for your sports injury.
The unfortunate side effect of exercise
Participating in a sport and getting regular physical activity offers many health benefits. It improves heart and lung health, strengthens muscles and bones, and makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight.
Unfortunately, engaging in regular physical activity also increases your risk of developing a sports injury. Though sports injuries may affect any part of your body, they most often involve the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues.
Chiropractic care for sports injuries
Many people seek chiropractic care when looking for an alternative therapy to alleviate their neck or back pain. But chiropractic care offers more benefits than just pain relief.
Chiropractic care is an area of health care that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, including injuries from playing sports.
With our hands-on tools and techniques, we improve alignment of your spine and joints to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and increase blood flow to the injured tissue to accelerate the healing process.
In addition to supporting your body’s natural healing process, our chiropractic techniques also restore body balance. When your spine or joints are out of alignment, it affects the distribution of your body weight, which may place extra stress on a joint or body part that may affect the healing process or lead to another injury.
More than just spinal adjustments
When it comes to treating sports injuries, or any other health issue, we take a holistic approach to care. In addition to chiropractic services, we also offer nutrition therapy, acupuncture, and regenerative medicine.
It’s no secret that nutrition is an integral part of any workout routine. You need to eat right to build muscle and maintain endurance. The same is true when healing a sports injury.
Dr. Alexander is certified in clinical nutrition and can create a nutrition plan that best fits your needs for optimal health and healing.
Depending on your injury and symptoms, we may include acupuncture treatments to alleviate pain and support your recovery.
For regenerative medicine, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP contains a high concentration of the natural healing properties found in your own blood. For sports injuries, PRP therapy supports the healing process.
Don’t let your sports injury keep you sidelined. Call the office most convenient to you — we have offices in Plano and Addison, Texas — or click the “book online” button to schedule your sports injury evaluation today.