A 2014 ESPN poll revealed that 88 percent of parents worry about their child’s risk of injury when playing youth sports. In 2013, USA Today reported 1.3 million young athletes experienced a sports injury severe enough to send them to a hospital emergency room. Sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, abrasions, and concussions are the most common sports injuries for kids ages 6 to 19. If you or someone in your care experiences any of the following, you should consider chiropractic care: Headaches, hypertension, neck pain, spinal pain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, torn ACL, torn ulnar collateral ligament or even bone fractures.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injury Headaches
Many youth athletes seek out chiropractic care for chronic headaches. These result from the physical and biochemical stresses of athletic exertion. Furthermore, they can develop due to hypertension from game stress. Studies found a 90 percent success rate in reducing headaches through chiropractic treatment. In addition, one study by the Human Journal of Hypertension found that a single chiropractic adjustment can be as effective as prescription drugs for lowering blood pressure.
Sports Injury Chiropractor
A chiropractor treats disorders and injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. In particular, chiropractors work to align a patient’s musculoskeletal structure, with great care for the spine. This helps the body improve without need for surgery or drugs—which are both fraught with risks. Through proper alignment, athletes and people with active lifestyles can find relief from pain. Surely, sports and vigorous physical activities inevitably cause sports injury. Often, these injuries can heal faster with the help of a chiropractor.
If you are suffering from a sports injury contact our Huntington Beach chiropractor. Dr. Jean-Pierre Khreich has over 20 years of experience treating patients with acute and chronic pain due to sports injury. Contact us today and get on the road to recovery.