Sports Medicine Specialist

Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP -  - Chiropractic Physician

Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine

Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP

Doctor of Chiropractic, Family Nurse Practioner, Certified in Acupuncture in Plano, TX & Addison, TX

Participating in sports is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy, but it can take a toll on your body. Trace Alexander, DC, FNP, offers customized sports medicine services at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Plano and Addison, Texas, to help you recover from painful injuries and improve your performance. Call the location nearest you or schedule a sports medicine consultation online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on helping athletes of all levels recover from injuries. It also assists athletes to improve their strength and flexibility to enhance their performance and reduce their risk of future injuries. 

At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Alexander offers a holistic approach to sports medicine. He considers your overall health and needs to create customized treatment plans designed to reduce your pain and get you back on the field quickly and safely. 

What are common sports injuries?

Sports injuries can affect any part of your body, but they often cause joint pain, back pain, and musculoskeletal pain. Some common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

When left untreated, sports injuries can lead to nerve pain and damage. For example, a spinal injury might not just cause disc pain, but swelling could compress and damage a nerve, causing pain, numbness, and weakness. 

What are the available sports medicine therapies?

Dr. Alexander combines therapies to address your needs in multiple ways. Depending on your condition, your sports medicine program could include:

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care optimizes your health by correcting spinal alignment and related issues such as back pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. This hands-on therapy helps you heal and repairs imbalances that can increase your risk of injury. 

Nutrition

Excellent nutrition is critical to enhancing your physical performance and helping your body recover from training and sports injuries. Dr. Alexander creates personalized nutrition plans that incorporate whole, natural foods as well as industry-leading nutraceuticals and homeopathic remedies. 

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can accelerate your body’s natural ability to repair itself. These treatments can aid your recovery from painful injuries, including sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, and fractures. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is well-known as a drug-free method to relieve pain. It can help your body heal and restore balance by allowing energy to flow freely through your body. Dr. Alexander might incorporate acupuncture into treatment plans for back and disc pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. 

Call Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert sports medicine care.