San Diego Chiropractor Demonstrates How Integrated Care Helps Sports Injuries Heal Faster

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CK Chiropractic Center in San Diego, CA announced that the practice has had substantial success treating sports injury patients using chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy. According to the chiropractor, this integrated approach to care helps to promote internal healing, manage pain and speed the recovery process. Dr. Ta and Dr. James Caballero create custom treatment programs tailored to each patients unique rehabilitation needs. The chiropractors frequently combine spinal adjustments with physical rehabilitation techniques. This integrated approach to treatment may help patients heal faster.

Sports injury patients may benefit from an integrated approach to treatment, says chiropractors Dr. Ta and Dr. James Caballero. The two chiropractors work together at CK Chiropractic Center, providing physical rehabilitation and chiropractic adjustments for sports injuries.

"An integrated approach to injury rehab and pain management delivers the best results for our patients," said Dr. Ta. "Whether a patient is suffering from a repetitive motion injury or a sprained ankle, integrated care addresses both the symptoms and the causes for their injury."

According to the chiropractors, many patients are unaware that a misalignment may be a contributing cause for golf or tennis elbow. Misalignment of the spine can cause the patient to incorrectly swing a tennis racket or golf club. Over time, the improper motion will cause the tendons in the elbows to swell.

"Patients come to us for care because they are suffering pain," said Dr. Caballero. "Our integrated approach to treatment addresses this pain in two key ways. First, we identify the underlying cause for the pain. In the case of tennis elbow, this may be a misalignment. Secondly, we treat the pain. For tennis elbow, this care includes restoring proper alignment and using physiotherapy to reduce tendon swelling."

Physiotherapy can also help patients struggling with scar tissue. Without prompt care following an injury, scar tissue can form, which blocks the healing process. For example, sprained ankles can cause long-term problems for runners if the initial sprain does not correctly heal.

"Patients struggle with chronic ankle pain, shoulder pain or back pain because an old injury failed to heal," said Dr. Ta. "Physiotherapy treatments help to break up this scar tissue and reduce inflammation, allowing the body to form new tissue and heal."

The chiropractors are best able to treat sports injuries when patients seek immediate care. Delaying treatment puts the body at risk for future injuries.

The chiropractors cautioned that prescription painkillers, while effective for relieving pain symptoms, cannot help the body heal after a sports injury.

"Covering up pain with medication is ineffective," said Dr. Caballero. "Relief is only temporary. From sprained ankles to tennis elbow, patients need to treat the underlying injury in order to heal."

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