Athletic injuries can be devastating and limit your ability to participate in your sport. While conventional forms of medicine focus on treating your symptoms, sports chiropractic care focuses on identifying the underlying cause of your injury. Understanding the extent of the damage enables us to create a comprehensive treatment plan that promotes healing and alleviates pain. If you've suffered an athletic injury in the Savannah, GA, area, Dr. Michael Stewart at Sports Chiropractic & Wellness is here to help you on your recovery journey.
What is Sports Chiropractic?
Sports chiropractic is a form of chiropractic care specifically focusing on treating injuries sustained during athletic activity. Any sport-related injury needs to be examined and assessed, as it may require x-rays and other types of exams to gain a comprehensive overview of the injury. Treatment is time sensitive and is broken into three areas of focus:
Injuries often cause pain and inflammation. You might not even know you've hurt yourself until you see swelling. Through conservative management, we aim to control the inflammation and reduce the pain by prompt treatment.
Sometimes prompt treatment isn't enough for recovery, especially if there is more extensive damage. Rehabilitation focuses on improving your joint function and mobility. Through therapeutic exercises, we work to increase movement and stabilize the affected area.
Chiropractic techniques are highly effective in sports chiropractic care, which we use to optimize the neurosculoskeletal system. Through strength and proprioceptive exercises, we enhance your ability to perform sports-specific movements while simultaneously providing pain relief.
Sports Chiropractic Treatments
In sports chiropractic care, we use multiple methods of treatment. We combine multiple therapies and techniques to help the body activate its natural ability to repair itself, reducing your need for pain medications and invasive treatment methods, like surgery.
Experienced Sports Chiropractor
Dr. Stewart is an expert at treating sports injuries, and can assist with conditions like rotator cuff injuries, knee sprains, tennis elbow, and neck, back, and nerve injuries. He will work with you to understand your symptoms, and take a deep dive into your medical history to identify any underlying conditions that may be aggravating your injury.
At Sports Chiropractic & Wellness, we use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced treatments to provide the Savannah, GA, community with a wide range of options. These include chiropractic services such as adjustments, massage therapy, strengthening and stretching exercises, laser therapy, TENS, advanced massage and stretching techniques, sports taping, and more.
Don't let an athletic injury inhibit your performance. Book an appointment with our sports chiropractor and begin your sports injury treatment today by calling (912) 352-8051.