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The most obvious result of a sports injury is, of course, physical pain and in some cases, the inability to play sports for short or long periods of time. Even if sports participation is allowed, there is usually a certain amount of time when your level of involvement has to be limited. What you may not anticipate, however, is that limited mobility and access to doing an activity that you love can begin to affect your emotional well-being. The amount of emotional or mental turmoil that you experience is often tied to a length of time that it takes to heal from the injury. Paradoxically, being psychologically compromised may also end up prolonging the healing process.
At Rivertowne Family Chiropractic Wellness Center, we understand that dealing with sports injuries requires more than just physical pain management. Before we even get to the hands-on chiropractic adjustments that we offer as part of our basic treatment, we discuss, in detail, your medical history, including your past and present emotional states. Getting a full picture of how you’ve responded to challenges in the past helps us to better understand your current emotional response to your injury and how we can best offer treatment to restore you to an optimal physical condition.
Once we’ve done a full physical and mental assessment, most chiropractic sessions begin with a manual spinal adjustment. This is a hands-on manipulation of the spine that works to coax misaligned joints back into place. With sports injuries, it is common for joints to become compromised or damaged in some way. Spinal manipulation rebalances the spinal joints, allowing painful pressure to be taken off the associated nerve endings. Depending on your physical condition and mobility level, we then often introduce a series of physical exercises that can be done in the office and at home to build strength and enhance the effects of the chiropractic adjustments. Lastly, we may add other holistic modalities into the treatment plan in order to address the emotional issues that can be a hindrance to healing. The additional types of therapy may include massage, acupuncture, weight management, and nutritional counseling.
Whether you’re looking for a Maryland Heights chiropractor or a Bridgeton chiropractor, our chiropractor in St. Charles can serve patients in those areas, as well as in the surrounding towns. Our goal is to provide high-quality wellness treatments, physical therapy and preventative care to as many community residents as possible. We are proud to be your neighborhood holistic practitioners and whether we are tending to sports injuries or providing routine health maintenance, we are committed to gaining your trust in our ability to help you achieve a pain-free, healthy and active life.
If you’re suffering from a sports injury or interested in learning more about the benefits of an all-natural, drug-free path to healing and ongoing health, call us today to set up an appointment for a no-obligation consultation. Call 636-947-7463.
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