It is not surprising that those who participate in sports seek help from a sports injury chiropractic doctor. Chiropractic is the preferred method of treatment of many athletes. Dr. Christina Bukaty and Dr. Matt Driscoll of Bukaty Family Chiropractic in Hamburg, NY offer therapies that can help to treat and prevent sports injuries and get you back in action as quickly as possible.
Your sports injury chiropractic care will include manual adjustments. Whether it is to your neck, back, or extremities, it helps get you on the road to recovery. Spinal adjustments help to correct misalignment that impedes the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Manual adjustments are done by hand and allow an experienced chiropractor to feel the issues that are creating the problem.
Cold/ Hot Therapy
Cold therapy reduces the circulation to the injured area. This reduces inflammation and pain. After cold therapy, heat restores circulation and promotes healing.
Decompression is done on the spine to help with pain from disc issues. It can be done on the cervical or lumbar area of the back. When a disc bulges or herniates, it may press on the nerves that run along the spine. It makes it very difficult to go about your normal daily activities. Decompression aims to increase the space between the vertebrae and create negative pressure that pulls the disc back to where it belongs. This removes the pressure from the nerve,
After sports activity, you may have pain from overuse of muscles or stains and sprains. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that uses a South American herbal extract to provide immediate relief. When you can't get in for treatment, you can have the option of pain relief with you.
Massage therapy helps with sore muscles and allows your chiropractor to work out the kinks that have developed. Applying trigger point therapy gets those knots to release and reduces pain.
Therapeutic exercise can help retrain muscles as a continuation of the treatment your chiropractor provides. This will prevent or break up the formation of scar tissue and give athletes a better chance of returning to the level of play they’re used to.
Your chiropractor has a variety of other treatment options to help with pain and healing. These include electric muscle stimulation to relax muscles, low laser therapy to reduce inflammation and promote healing, and ultrasound therapy to increase circulation and pain relief.
Dr. Bukaty and Dr. Driscoll of Bukaty Family Chiropractic in Hamburg, NY also serve Lakeview, Orchard Park, and Lackawanna. If you are in need of sports injury chiropractic care, they accept new patients. Give our office a call at 716-627-3668.