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Can A Chiropractor Help After a Sports Injury?

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on February 17, 2020

Sports Injury Treatment from Coastal Integrative HealthSports injuries are more common than you might think. In the United States, nearly 30 million children and teens participate in an organized sport, with nearly 3.5 million injuries a year. While children and teens experience sports injuries more frequently, adults often suffer from similar injuries as well. When seeking out sports injury treatment, many people opt-in for medical advice from their primary care providers. However, Chiropractic for sports injuries is becoming more popular, especially for those seeking out a more natural treatment option. 

Chiropractic for Sports Injuries 

Studies have shown that an estimated 90% of all world-class athletes routinely seek out Chiropractic for sports injuries – preventing and treating. Athletes understand that most of their injuries come from overexertion and improper training methods. When it comes to Chiropractic for sports injuries, some of the most seen injuries include:

  • Headaches 
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain/injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Strains


So, why do athletes – children and adults – seek out chiropractic for sports injuries? In many cases, chiropractic care works with and treats the actual causes of pain, not just dulls the symptoms of it. While pain medication can help manage pain, it doesn’t treat it. 

Sports Injury Treatment Options

When it comes to Chiropractic for sports injuries, there are several different methods that your chiropractor may include in your sports injury treatment. Depending on the nature and severity of the injury, your treatment could include a combination of different treatment options. 

The most common sports injury treatment is manual manipulation. This process usually requires your chiropractor to apply physical force to manipulate your joints and muscles to help stretch them out and restore range of motion and decrease any swelling that may be causing pain and limited mobility. Traditionally, your chiropractor will use their hands for this process; however, they may also use a variety of tools to help them pinpoint a specific joint.

Other sports injury treatment options may include physical therapy and massage therapy to help with your recovery and pain management. 

Find Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries at Coastal Integrative Health

The team at Coastal Integrative Health understands just how vital chiropractic for sports injuries can be. That is why we work with our patients to design a sports injury treatment that is unique to them and their individual needs. 

No two patients are the same. If you’re seeking sports injury treatment, call our Shallotte office today at (910)755-5400 or use our online booking form.

Posted In: Chiropractic Sports Injuries