The body is made of several moving parts working together as one. With a particularly active body, it is easy for something to happen to these moving parts. Chiropractors study the musculoskeletal system, which focuses on how the muscles, skeleton, and nerves all work together. Dr. Mark Currington, a sports chiropractor in Dallas’s Oak Lawn neighborhood, offers a variety of athletic-focused services that include spinal decompression, physical therapy, and medical massage to help treat sports injuries.
Injuries caused while playing sports are usually placed into their own category because of the level of activity in athletics and athletes’ recovery goals. Also, several sports are known for putting athletes at risk for particular injuries.
Due to our level of familiarity with sports injuries, we have been able to optimize using certain treatments to get the most ideal outcome after a sports injury. Our top treatments include:
Our spines hold the weight of our bodies and everything else we carry while keeping us upright. The vertebrae stack neatly on top of one another with the discs offering a cushion between most articulated vertebrae. It doesn’t take much for these vertebrae to come out of alignment or for discs to slip. Disc herniations can happen from jarring impact, a sudden fall, or twisting improperly.
Spinal decompression works by relaxing and stretching the spine in a controlled manner to help open a gap in the vertebrae so the herniated disc material can move to its original position.
An injury to the joint can result in a loss of use of that joint during the beginning of recovery. A loss of use can lead to muscles weakening and flexibility waning. Physical therapy is designed to restore or maintain the strength and range of mobility of a body part that has been injured by using specific exercises designed for the particular injury.
Medical massage therapy has been known to relieve many issues including:
- Back pain
- Postoperative care
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Disc issues
- Pinched nerves
- Joint pain
Seeing a sports chiropractor for a medical massage prior to an athletic event can help the body be limber and prepared enough to prevent common injuries.
If you are seeking a sports chiropractor, call 214-520-1006 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Currington in Dallas’s Oak Lawn neighborhood to begin your road to wellness.