Sports health and injuries make up a fast growing sector of the chiropractic field of medicine. Neck and back pain are effectively treated by chiropractic manipulative therapy; shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, and ankle/foot issues can also be successfully treated with this therapy. The goal of Chiropractic adjustments is to encourage a full range of joint motion, loosen tight muscles, and help reduce stress arising from overused tissue.
A lot of those who are in professional sports visit chiropractors routinely in order to operate at optimal levels in their games. The vertebra can become misaligned as a result of abuse and physical stress experienced by the body as a result of participating in many sports. Subluxations occur when the vertebra are out of alignment, and Chiropractic adjustments are required to fix the problems. The chiropractic doctor adjusts the spinal vertebrae to align them properly. After this, rehabilitation may prove beneficial to the patient's muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Proper rest and treatment are obviously the next steps in completing the recovery.