Sports injuries can cause a lot of damage that's not visible. If you've recently been injured playing a contact sport such as football or basketball, it may be a good idea to visit your chiropractor. Even if you feel like there are no lasting problems, issues such as headache, vertigo, and neck pain can wait days to surface. And once they arrive, they can cause quite a bit of pain. Get out ahead of the spinal and deep tissue injuries by being proactive in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Carla Gibson.
Common Complications of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries often have common complications, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff damage
- Joint dislocation
- Swollen muscles
- Neck pain
Dr. Gibson is well trained and experienced in treating these types of injuries using non-invasive procedures that often make surgery unnecessary. Using basic chiropractic adjustments, they can reduce or alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by sporting injuries.
Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries
For symptoms such as headaches and neck pain that won't go away, Dr. Gibson may perform an initial evaluation that often includes diagnostic testing. Treatment may consist of gentle chiropractic adjustment and one of our other supportive therapies such as the BEMER Mat or low level light therapy. This type of treatment is effective for acute injuries, as well as old injuries that never quite healed or that seem to flare up from time to time. Over a series of visits to restore neural-spinal integrity and rehabilitate damaged soft tissue, symptoms often subside.
Some types of vertigo may benefit from chiropractic care. Vertigo that's caused by injury to the neck, called cervicogenic vertigo, may send false messages to the brain, making you experience "spinning room" symptoms. Your chiropractor can also relieve vertigo caused by inner ear issues. Techniques that involve manipulating and positioning the neck have shown great promise in alleviating these conditions.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you're in need of chiropractic services, call today. Our experienced and compassionate team is waiting to provide safe, non-invasive treatment for sports injuries, trauma, normal aging, and more. Don't opt for surgery before exploring all the options available to relieve your pain. Call (480) 771-1700 for our experienced chiropractic team today.