| If you are an active person, then you know the importance of treating sports injuries, aches, strains, sprains, and issues that may come up in your body. Athletes and active people have more demanding needs when it comes to recovery, maintenance, and healing. Injuries and accidents are bound to happen when your body takes on stress, extreme pressure, or fatigue. Sports chiropractic treatments can be used to help you heal your sports injuries and provide immediate relief for pain, discomfort, and aches. How do Chiropractors Help You Heal? Chiropractors are skilled and purposed to help you find the source of your pain. They not only treat symptoms, but look past the pain to find the cause. Chiropractors are also skilled in making spinal adjustments to help bones find alignment and balance. Chiropractic adjustments will help you relief pain in your neck, back, shoulder, knee, hips, ankles, feet and more. When first meeting with a chiropractor, they will ask you questions, take x-rays, and have you perform light performance tests to find out what your body is showing about your injuries and needs. Everyone’s body is different, thus, many chiropractors will custom fit their assessment of your body to you. Ultimately, once the chiropractor is able to identify and locate your source of pain, they will prescribe a treatment strategy to open up your joints, restore motion, and realign your bones and spine. How to Reduce Injuries with Chiropractic Care In addition to treating your current sports injuries with spinal adjustments, sports chiropractors will help you with stretching and increasing flexibility. Here at Care Family Chiropractic in Tulsa, Dr. Smith will use some physical therapy techniques to help open up your muscles and help strengthen your muscles. He may also set up with a few weeks worth of exercises and treatment appointments to help your body “reset” and get back to a more normal state of pain-free action. No matter the injury, Dr. Smith will work at your pace and take all the necessary time to help you heal at a comfortable pace. Some examples of injury treatments include massage, soft tissue pressure, stretching, heat and ice, and normal chiropractic manipulation/adjustments. And if your injury is significant, sometimes these treatments may take place over the course of a month in different stages as your body responds and heals itself. Sports Rehab and Care with Dr. Smith in Tulsa Dr. Smith treats many different types of athletes that include runners, lifters, crossfitters, rodeo riders, bikers, swimmers and more. If you’re looking for a Tulsa sports chiropractor, look no further! Call us at 918-836-7900 to book a same day appointment!