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.
Common Complications of Injuries
Injuries often have common complications, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff damage
- Joint dislocation
- Swollen muscles
- Neck pain
Chiropractors are 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 injuries.
Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries
For symptoms such as headaches and neck pain that won't go away, your doctor may perform an initial evaluation that often includes diagnostic testing. Treatment may consist of spinal manipulation or adjustment. This helps to improve spinal function and relieve pressure where pressure shouldn't be. One visit at our office may be all that's needed to alleviate neck pain and headache caused by sports injuries. In some instances, repeat visits may be required.
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 (503) 252-5911 to schedule an appointment with our experienced chiropractic team today.