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Athlete's Injuries and Rehabilitation

The most common injuries for athletes, whether professional or amateur include Chronic Back Pain Elbow and Shoulder Injuries, Knee Injuries, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Headaches, Stress Related Disorders, Degenerative Disorders.

Any Rehabilitation clinic should providing rehabilitation that's personal and effective. Patients are treated the same way professional athletes are, with a focus on getting back to activities as quickly as possible without compromising safety. Emphasis on flexibility, endurance, strength as well as pain management are essential to getting the patient back to complete wellness. Part of the treatment protocol is to keep these components of fitness viable while the patient is nursing their injury. By keeping the patient as close as possible to their normal fitness level, comeback time from many injuries is reduced. Using many techniques including back stabilization programs for lower back pain, rotator cuff strengthening exercising programs for shoulder pain, and forearm flexibility and strengthening programs for tennis elbow, patients are given the tools to avoid injuries and chronic pain in the future. Some of the Modalities Used Are: Steam Packs/Whirlpool Paraffin Bath Ultrasound/Ionophoresis Electrical Stimulation.

A number of studies have now proven that conservative care such as chiropractic manipulations and therapeutic exercises have the fastest and most effective results in treating acute low back pain. A Western Journal of Medicine report showed that patients treated with chiropractic care recovered four times faster than non-chiropractic patients with similar cases. "Vertebrae" is the Latin term for the bones in your spine. Adults normally have 24 vertebrae along with the sacrum and the coccyx or tailbone. The last two make up the base of the spinal column. When doctors use the term "vertebral subluxation" it simply means that one or more of the vertebrae of the spine do not move normally or are partially dislocated (misaligned). This could result in symptoms such as: Pinched Nerves: Misaligned vertebral joints can irritate or pinch nerve roots that can cause back pain or even radiating pain down your arms or legs. Distorted Spinal Discs: When vertebrae are misaligned the interconnecting spinal disc is often affected. Stress on the disc can cause it to bulge or rupture. This can trigger nerve root irritation causing pain. Vertebral subluxations can be the cause of muscle spasms and soreness. Along with physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and massage therapy, chiropractic manipulation can help to relieve these symptoms quickly.

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