Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Often we hear of professional athletes suffering a traumatic, possibly career ending, injury. The public debate on whether or not they can resume play can go on for weeks. However, it isn’t only the professionals that sustain injuries while practicing the sport they love. Weekend warriors, amateur athletes and those living active lives also run the risk of getting hurt. Most of the time, with a proper warm up, awareness to form and appropriate equipment, athletes of all are able to play safely. Yet, injuries can happen when you least expect it due to an accident or even an underlying condition that may necessitate treatment.

How Do Sports Injuries Happen?

Sports and exercise are great ways to keep healthy, but there are often risks involved. Most often, excessive training, inappropriate training methods or perilous exercise equipment can be a cause of injury, but structural abnormalities and muscle imbalances/weakness can also be culprits leading to injury, including the ankles, knees, elbows, shoulder or spine.

Commonly, sports injuries are caused by traumatic force to a joint in motion causing hyperextension or hyperflexion. Such injury, and others, may cause significant pain and debilitation taking you away from the sports that you enjoy. Chiropractors, as musculoskeletal experts, can help prevent and manage sports-related injuries.

Chiropractic Treatment for Sports Injuries

Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage sports-related injuries. In fact, through a comprehensive history and physical examination, chiropractors can help determine the cause of pain and dysfunction as well as recommend an appropriate plan of management. Conservative care offered by chiropractors, dependent on the injury and mechanism, may include joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, adjunct modalities, rehabilitation and individualized exercises and lifestyle advice to restore proper function, enhance healing of damaged tissue and reduce pain. Chiropractors can also help, in partnership, determine the best strategy to return to play.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Learning

For Better Learning

A high protein breakfast contributes measurably to learning, a Buffalo New York State University study indicates. Children who started the day with high protein foods gained seven months in reading achievement in a four-month period. Children who had mainly sugary foods for breakfast gained only 5.25 months in reading achievement in the same time period.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Every pound of excess fat requires 200 miles of additional blood capillaries, putting extra strain on the heart.

Babies are born with 300 bones which fuse together to become 206 bones in adults.

Your muscles are 75 percent water and make up almost half of your body weight.

Your small intestine is almost 25 feet long.

By the time you are 70 years old, you will have digested about 40 tons of food.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching – and the normal wear and tear of work or playing – and you have the perfect recipe for back pain. That’s why back pain is the second most common reason for visits to a doctor’s office, out numbered only by upper respiratory infections. In fact, some experts say, as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.

Back injuries are a part of everyday life. They can cause a sharp pain or a dull ache and can be accompanied by a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. You may also feel weakness, pain, or tingling in your pelvis or leg, a condition known as sciatica. The spine is quite good at dealing with back injuries. Minor injuries usually heal within a day or two. Some pain, however, continues, is persistent or reoccurring.

Tips For Back Pain Prevention:

· Maintain a healthy diet and weight.

· Remain active within a range of comfort.

· Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.

· Warm up and stretch before exercising or other physical activities,

such as gardening.

· Maintain proper posture.

· Wear comfortable, supportive low heeled shoes.

· Sleep on a mattress of sufficient firmness to minimize any curve in the

spine.

· Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.

· Quit smoking, smoking impairs blood flow, rsulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to the discs.

If you experience back pain, consult your doctor of chiropractic. More than 30 million Americans sought chiropractic care last year alone. With a thorough knowledge of the spine and the human body, doctors of chiroractic make diagnoses and take steps to correct problems using spinal adjustments, dietary and lifestyle advice, exercise and othe tools. Spinal manipulation, the primary form of treatment by doctors of chiropractic, is a recommended option for back pain treatment, rated as such by state and worker’s compensation guidelines and other published research. Research has shown that spinal manipulation is safe and effective and gets workers back on the job faster than other treatments. A recent study has also pointed out that manual manipulation offers better short term relief of chronic back pain than medication.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday November 15 at 6:15 P.M. This workshop is about 45 minutes in length, reviews what you can do to avoid back and neck problems, how to get better quicker, preventive measures, spinal function and physiology, exercises for a stronger back and neck, and a question and answer segment. This is free of charge, all are welcome, please call the office and let us know you will be attending!

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Spinal Health Care Class

Our next Spinal Health Care Class is Wednesday July 19 at 6:15 P.M. This workshop is about 45 minutes in length, reviews what you can do to avoid back and neck problems, how to get better quicker, preventive measures, spinal function and physiology, exercises for a stronger back and neck, and a question and answer segment. This is free of charge, all are welcome, please call the office and let us know you will be attending!

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Health And Wellness

Health and Wellness

Most people are not aware that the chiropractic philosophy of staying well, as well as getting well by natural means, dates back to ancient Greece. Holism, manipulation and natural healing all were emphasized by Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”. He said “Nature must heal; the physician can only remove the obstruction” and “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite to many diseases”. Heridicus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, was the first great drugless healer and the “Father of Kinesiology”. He conditioned athletes and ill people through therapeutic manipulation and exercise and was so successful that Aristotle once complained; “He made old men young and prolonged their lives too greatly”. Over two thousand years later, wellness has become a critical focus of health care efforts, treatment and research. Chiropractors specialize in the treatment and maintenance of the muscle, nerve and skeletal systems of your body so that you are pain free and feeling well and also so that you can maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy a high quality of life.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724

Chiropractic and Disc

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs

Discs give the spine motion; we are constantly using our discs. Move your back from side to side, you can visualize the give and take of the discs between the vertebrae. Without these discs, your spine couldn’t function and move. Intervertebral discs don’t really "slip", although the phrase "slipped disc" has come into popular usage to refer to bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs. Your discs are made up of the annulus fibrosus (the tough outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (which contains a soft, gelatin-like center. When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to push out. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate. For example, there may be too much stress on the disc due to poor posture, repetitive motions, too much sitting, or an injury. In fact, a herniated disc can be caused by a combination of factors or a physical injury. For many people with back pain caused by a herniated disc the problem starts off small and then gradually builds until you start to feel symptoms, such as back pain.

Chiropractic Care and Herniated Disc

Chiropractor care can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. At your appointment, we will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. In addition, if we find that you have advanced loss of strength, sensation, reflexes, and other unusual neurological findings, then you will be referred to a spine surgeon. However, most intervertebral disc injuries are related to a herniated disc, and can be treated effectively with chiropractic care.

Treatment for a herniated disc may include spinal manipulation, and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

Fairport Chiropractic1157 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-381-7724