Sports injuries can end a career or put you out of action for a lengthy period of time. That is why athletes use chiropractic care to treat their injuries. Dr. Andrea Hogan and Dr. Mike Hogan of Hogan Family Chiropractic in Frisco, TX treat athletes of all ages and at all levels of proficiency.
Chiropractic adjustments help athletes and can also help every member of the family. Your spine is the vehicle that carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. It needs to be aligned and free from obstruction for maximum health. When your body is operating at an optimal level, it has amazing abilities to maintain itself and heal many illnesses and injuries. Especially with contact sports, the neck or back can take a jolt that pushes the vertebrae out of alignment and pain is the result.
Sports injuries often involve pain in the muscles and in the bones, as well. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that uses thin needles to help to correct disruptions in the flow of energy in the body. The spots where the needles are placed target the specific areas where the pain is located. The needles help to stimulate the nerves and muscles and this increases blood flow to the area and endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
Spinal decompression is used to stretch the back and increase the space between the vertebrae. It is used to treat a herniated or bulging disc without having to resort to surgery. The stretching motion is done with a computerized program and a special table. It creates a vacuum and the suction pulls the disc material back where it belongs between the vertebrae.
Electric muscle stimulation
It goes without saying that sore muscles and muscle spasms are often a result of participation in sports. Electric muscle stimulation comes in several varieties, and it is used to help with muscle pain and spasms using varying levels of electric current.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to vibrate and heat the soft tissues that may be hurting. It reduces inflammation, increases circulation, and accelerates healing.
These special exercises target the injured areas and help you to continue to heal and improve your range of motion while you are at home between visits.
Contact Dr. Andrea Hogan and Dr. Mike Hogan of Hogan Family Chiropractic in Frisco, TX when you need to get treatment for sports injuries. To make an appointment, call our office at 469-633-0123 or via our website.