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Individuals who love to engage in recreational sports may experience injuries that cause pain and problems with their mobility, as well as impacting their normal activities. Although conventional treatment can help to relieve these conditions, they often involve taking powerful drugs or having surgery to repair damaged tissue. If you would prefer to avoid the side effects of drug and the long recovery periods involved in surgery, chiropractic treatment can provide many benefits for your recovery.
A number of injuries are common in individuals who engage in sports. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems, tendinitis, tennis elbow, and knee injuries frequently occur during these activities. A sports chiropractor in Anchorage can do a thorough assessment of the injury, take a comprehensive medical history and perform specialized tests that can provide information about how the alignment of the spine is affecting movement throughout the body, which can indicate the source of the painful condition.
Because chiropractic concerns how the body functions when in proper alignment, it can provide unique help for active individuals who have sustained injuries. Active release technique (ART), which uses massage and stretching, can improve muscle action throughout the normal range of motion. Graston technique uses handheld stainless steel tools breaks down scar tissue that impedes movement. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) helps to stimulate muscles at the surface of the body to release tension and improve function. Functional dry needling releases tension at deep trigger points, improving the healing of damaged muscle tissue. These techniques, as well as others, are used to facilitate healing, improve flexibility and enhance muscle strength.
Dr. Michael Michaud and the staff at True Life Chiropractic provide superior care to patients in the Anchorage, Alaska area. We offer a variety of techniques to treat back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, herniated disk, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, work-related injuries, migraine headaches, sciatica, hip pain and other conditions. A number of techniques are used to help our patients, including spinal manipulation, therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice to prevent a return of the painful condition. Call True Life Chiropractic today at 907-646-2225 for an appointment to discuss sports injury treatment in Anchorage and how chiropractic can restore you to optimum performance.
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