Sports Injury FAQs

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Sports accidents can occur at any time and to anyone. At Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle, we offer chiropractic sports injury treatment to help reduce pain and promote quicker recovery from your injury. These FAQs explain more about sports injuries and the role chiropractic care can play in sports injury treatment.

What’s the difference between an acute and a chronic sports injury?

Acute sports injuries are those that occur suddenly due to trauma, falling object, etc., causing immediate pain, bruising, or loss of mobility. A dislocated joint, herniated disc, or torn ligament are common examples of an acute sports injury.

Chronic injuries are those that occur over time due to muscle overuse or repetitive motions. The damage from these injuries may start small and grow worse over time, resulting in chronic pain, inflammation, and loss of body function. Some examples of chronic sports injuries are tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, runner’s knee, and rotator cuff injuries.

What types of sports injuries can a chiropractor treat? 

Our Newcastle chiropractor has experience treating all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries, including strains and sprains, stress fractures, whiplash, back and shoulder pain, spinal misalignments, herniated discs, and more.

How do chiropractors treat sports injuries? 

The first step is scheduling an evaluation to diagnose your condition. During your initial visit, we’ll review your medical history, check your symptoms, and perform a physical exam to see how the injury has impacted your spinal alignment and mobility. This will help us develop a plan for treatment.

We make use of noninvasive techniques and therapies like manual adjustments, spinal decompression, therapeutic massage, and rehab exercises to help with pain relief. As many sports injuries deal with alignment issues, we’ll use adjustments to realign your spinal system and reduce painful symptoms. Massage helps relax tense muscles and improves blood flow to injured areas to promote quicker healing. Through rehab exercises, you can recuperate flexibility, range of motion, and mobility.

See Our Newcastle Chiropractor for Sports Injury Treatment Today

To schedule an appointment for sports injury treatment, contact Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle at 425-641-7470.

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  • "Dr. Maxwell and her team are really great. I love that she takes the time to really figure out what is going on with me and genuinely CARES about my health and well-being. I have been going to her for years. I had been hurting SO badly with chronic pain due to illness and debilitating migraines and she got me in right away, and adjusted me gently since it had been a while; even this gentle (but thorough) adjustment had me feeling 100times better than I've been for weeks. I can't brag enough. I have always felt so good after her adjustments. I'll be making the drive from Mukilteo to Newcastle just to continue to receive treatment from her and Dr Stephanie every week."
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