Regular physical activity like playing sports is a great way to maintain good health. Unfortunately, physical activity requires pushing the body past its normal limits, which increases the risk of injury.
No one likes the pain and recovery that comes with a sports injury.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Plano and Addison, Texas, our chiropractor, Dr. Trace L. Alexander, has advanced training in sports medicine and understands the physical and emotional toll that comes with sports injuries. When treating these injuries, he provides care that focuses on healing and preventing future problems.
Here, we want to explain how our approach to sports medicine can reduce your risk of a recurrence of your sports injury.
About our approach
When it comes to patient care, we take a multimodal approach using a wide range of tools and therapies that reduce pain and support healing. Though Dr. Alexander has advanced training in many areas of health and wellness — like nutrition and acupuncture — we are a chiropractic care practice.
Chiropractic is a conservative and holistic type of care that focuses on identifying health issues and goals and creating a plan that supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. We do this by improving alignment of the spine and joints, increasing mobility, reducing pain, and restoring circulation to the damaged tissue.
Proper spine and joint alignment ensures better communication between the brain and body. It also reduces stress on any single body part, decreasing the risk of future pain conditions and problems.
Chiropractic care for sports medicine
When it comes to sports medicine, we take the same approach to health and wellness. First, we do a thorough evaluation to understand your current level of health. We also ask detailed questions to find out your concerns and goals.
For sports injuries, we focus on treatments that encourage healing which may include a combination of therapies like spinal adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy exercises.
Though we want you to heal as quickly as possible, our ultimate goal is to prevent future sports injuries. We do this by providing you with a training program that improves your overall athletic performance and strength without overworking any single part of your body.
We also teach you about proper hydration and nutrition, which is essential for any athlete (or exercise goer) who wants to improve their fitness.
Key to preventing sports injuries
Accidents happen, and it’s impossible to prevent all sports injuries. However, it’s our goal to give you all the tools you need to keep your body fit without overdoing it. Our approach to sports medicine helps prevent a recurrence of sports injuries by:
- Improving joint range of motion
- Speeding up recovery from workouts and games
- Reducing pain
- Supporting the body’s natural healing processes
Our therapies also improve how your body moves, benefitting your athletic gains and performance.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine we want nothing more than to keep you active and healthy beyond your injury. If you’re looking for a holistic approach for managing your sports injury, call one of our offices today.