Sports Injury

Sport-related injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of their level of expertise. Whether you do running, tennis, or baseball, engage in contact sports, or more, you can get injured. Even overtraining or not properly warming up beforehand can have negative consequences and increase your chance of injuries. What's more unfortunate is that some individuals might be told that treating sports injuries requires procedures or addictive medications which can further hinder their performance.


There are different types of sports injuries, including strains, sprains, fractures, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more. Some of them can be minor, while others take a long time to recover.  If you’ve been injured playing sports, a professional chiropractor on our chiropractic care team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana, IL, is the sports injury chiropractor you need on your team.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Sports Injuries?

One potential advantage of chiropractic care for sports injuries is its ability to potentially speed up the healing process while using natural and holistic treatments. By aligning your spine, chiropractic treatment may potentially enhance the efficiency of your body's functions. This can help relieve pressure on the spinal cord, which's a vital part of our central nervous system. When your spine is in the right position, oxygen and nutrients may better reach the injured area. Chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation.

Chiropractic treatment may also assist in reducing your pain level. This is because it can help improve circulation and trigger the body to release its pain-relieving hormones. One of our goals for those who undergo care for injuries is for them to discover that they no longer need pain medication.

Although sports injuries are common, there are measures you can take to decrease the likelihood of getting injured. A chiropractor on our team has an understanding of the musculoskeletal system and can identify any vulnerable areas in your body. We can provide treatments, suggest exercises to strengthen those parts, and more to help reduce the chance of injury. We may recommend adjusting your warm-up and cool-down routines. By achieving a balance and enhancing your body's strength you can better minimize the risk of injury.

Get Chiropractic Care from a Chiropractor on Our Team for Sports Injuries

If you would like to learn more about the potential benefits of chiropractic care for sports injuries or to schedule your chiropractic appointment with a chiropractor, call our dedicated team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana, IL. Call us at (217) 367-3333 for more information.

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