Chiropractic Care For Sports Injuries

by Administrator 22. January 2014 23:39

Chiropractic treatment has proved to be effective in treating a wide range of sports-related injuries, in professional athletes, as well as “weekend athletes”. In some cases these injuries might occur even if the athlete is in good physical form and practices proper warm-up techniques. The reason behind these injuries could be overuse of a particular set of muscles. Even though these injuries usually resolve with rest, professional treatment could be necessary before the athlete can resume the sports activity.

Chiropractic therapy offers a balanced and restorative approach for the treatment of sports injuries. Some of the most common sports injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care include strains, sprains, tendinosis, and stress fractures. The first step is the diagnosis of these injuries, which usually involves an x-ray examination to rule out a fracture, followed by an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and diagnostic ultrasound to identify tendinitis, sprains, and other soft tissue injuries.

Chiropractic treatment for sports injuries is non-invasive and drug-free, and focuses on restoring normal physical activity in the patient, as opposed to merely alleviating pain. Joint mobilization therapy is a major part of chiropractic care for sports injuries, and is effective in improving blood circulation and reducing scar tissue. Not only does this help in the treatment of the injury, but it is also effective in preventing future injury.

In addition to joint mobilization therapy, your chiropractor will also perform treatments that aim at stabilizing the spine and the surrounding skeletal structure. This helps to reduce the stress on the nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, hence restoring the overall efficiency and endurance in sportspersons, and reducing the likelihood of future injuries. Various researches have been performed to prove the efficiency of chiropractic techniques in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The treatment is included in the conventional management of a wide range of injuries including lower back pain, knee injuries, and lower limb strain injury.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a Harker Heights-based chiropractic clinic serving the Greater Killeen community with cutting-edge chiropractic care. If you have undergone a sports injury and would like to book an appointment with one of our sport-specialist chiropractors, contact us at (254) 698-1600. We are dedicated to providing an optimal level of care to you, restoring your wellness and helping you to resume your previous level of physical activity.

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Core Muscle Training: Chiropractic Killeen

by Administrator 15. January 2014 14:32

“Core strength” and “core stability” are commonly used terms in the world of exercise and fitness. These terms basically refer to the ability of the stomach and back muscles to keep the body balanced, and offer support to the spine. While performing core muscle training, it is important to keep your progress steady and gradual, ensuring that you are not pushing your body beyond the limits. Performing exercises that are too advanced can cause you to lose control over your core, causing more harm than good. The combination of core muscle training and chiropractic adjustments is a highly powerful one, which can help to maintain good spinal health and relieve back pain.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a chiropractic clinic providing core muscle training as well as advanced chiropractic techniques, serving various locations in the Greater Killeen area.  These exercises aim at restoring the timing and sequence of the deep muscles in the body, which when done along with chiropractic adjustments helps to improve the nerve connections between the brain and the body. The activation of this deep muscle system makes the body ready for core strengthening exercises, by developing the needed stability, while still not compromising on the mobility.

It is important to seek instructions from a professional chiropractor with experience in providing core muscle training in tandem with chiropractic adjustments. The Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness clinic has well-trained staff with long-running experience in providing training for core muscle strengthening in Killeen. The development of a strong core helps to distribute the stresses of weight-bearing activities, which has a protective effect on the back.

Performing these exercises without the professional guidance of a chiropractor leads to only the abs being worked out, with the inner and outer obliques being ignored. This has a detrimental effect on the lower back, leading to back pain and reduced functional strength of the core muscles. In addition to this, it also makes you more susceptible to muscle injuries and poor posture.

Undergoing core muscle training in sync with chiropractic adjustments helps to provide the brace of support that you need to protect you from such pain and injury. In addition to relieving back pain, core muscle strengthening has also been found to provide relief from neck pain and various other spinal conditions. Contact the Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness clinic at (254) 698 - 1600 to learn more about their core muscle training program.

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Pediatric Chiropractic In Killeen TX

by Administrator 8. January 2014 13:25

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness offers chiropractic services to patients across major Central Texas locations including Killeen. Our team of experienced chiropractors helps you to make the most out of this alternative treatment, by introducing you to the vast array of benefits that it offers, which extends way beyond treating back pain and accident injuries. We are dedicated to helping you attain your wellness goals and restore optimal health through the use of chiropractic techniques.

Everyone can benefit from chiropractic treatments, including newborns and young children, for whom we offer dedicated pediatric chiropractic services. These treatments, which are specifically designed for children, are effective in the treatment of a variety of pediatric health conditions including otitis media, acid reflux, bed wetting, asthma, allergies, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and infantile colic. In addition, pediatric chiropractics also find wide application in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and sports-related injuries in children.

The gentle manipulations performed by our pediatric chiropractors gradually correct the vertebral subluxations that cause these conditions, helping to restore wellness in these patients. It is advisable to get your child checked for subluxations by visiting our clinic 6-12 times a year. This can help in the early diagnosis and possible prevention of these conditions. We ensure optimal comfort for your child throughout the procedure, by allowing you to hold them, and providing a conducive, child-friendly environment. The adjustments for infants are extremely gentle, involving barely a touch, and causing absolutely no pain or stress to the infant.

Pediatric chiropractics are not just limited to infants and toddlers, but can also be performed on middle-school, and even high-school students. We apply a variety of chiropractic techniques based on the age of the child, and the condition being treated. Being a gentle and non-invasive form of treatment, chiropractic care is accompanied with no adverse effects or treatment-associated complications.

In addition to correcting the subluxations and removing pressure from the surrounding nerves, chiropractic adjustments in children also have a relaxing effect on the mind, and are associated with additional benefits such as improved posture and boosted intellectual development. If you are looking for an experienced and well-trained pediatric chiropractor, contact us at (254) 698-1600 to schedule an appointment.

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