Chiropractic Care May Help Sports Injuries Heal Faster

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., July 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer is prime time for sports injuries like tennis elbow, runner's knee and sprains. Murfreesboro Chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart announced that his practice, Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic, has had significant success treating sports injury patients with non-surgical techniques, including chiropractic care and physical therapy. Dr. Stewart follows an integrated approach to pain management and injury rehabilitation that is designed to provide immediate pain relief while also treating the underlying injury.

Murfreesboro chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart is educating sports injury patients about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain relief and injury rehabilitation. According to Dr. Stewart, an integrated treatment approach that combines spinal adjustments with physical therapy and corrective exercises can help patients better manage pain, help current injuries heal faster, and reduce the risk for future sports injuries.

"There are nearly as many types of sports injuries as there are sports," said Dr. Stewart. "The good news is that for the vast majority of these injuries, chiropractic care can truly make a big difference. Whether it's treating lower back pain or relieving shoulder pain, chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper alignment to the spine. Adjustments are also beneficial for treating extremity sprains and strains of the ankles, wrists, knees, and elbows."

Dr. Stewart uses non-surgical treatments to help heal injuries such as tennis elbow, runner's knee, and sprains. He targets the root cause for a patient's injury.

Repetitive motions are a common cause for sports injuries, such as tennis elbow. These motions can strain elbow tendons and cause inflammation and chronic pain. According to Dr. Stewart, many patients do not realize that a spinal misalignment may be triggering the improper movement that's causing pain in the first place.

"I always tell my patients that in order to fully recover, it is essential to not only relieve the pain, but treat the underlying injury," said Dr. Stewart. "That's what chiropractic care does."

Many sports injury cases involve spinal or other musculoskeletal misalignments, according to Dr. Stewart. Adjustments provide welcomed relief for pinched nerves that may be exacerbating shoulder pain, neck pain, and back pain. Additionally, the chiropractor works closely with patients to rehabilitate damaged ligaments, muscles, and tendons through therapeutic exercises and stretches.

"Being injured while playing sports is a very frustrating experience," said Dr. Stewart. "The good news is that sports injuries do not have to keep you out of the game. A proactive approach to injury rehabilitation can get you quickly healed and safely active once again."

After initial rehabilitation is complete, Dr. Stewart works closely with patients to reduce the risk for future injury.

In addition to treating sports injuries, Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic provides auto accident injury treatment, physical therapy, wellness care, and drug-free back pain relief.


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