Chiropractors are trained to help patients who suffer from pain related to very common situations.
- Sports Injuries
- Slips & Falls
- Work Injuries
- Car Accidents
Whatever the injury, chiropractors assist patients with a combination of “active” and “passive” care. Active care requires patient involvement (e.g., stretching, strengthening, biofeedback). Passive care involves treatment given to the patient (e.g., spinal manipulation, ultrasound, massage, medication).
Often, sports injuries can be prevented. Proper conditioning, ample water intake, training techniques, and warm-up and cool-down actions, as well as safety equipment, can reduce injuries. Still, when injuries do occur, chiropractors help ease the pain of strains and sprains, tendinitis (“overuse syndromes”), and stress fractures using active and passive care.
Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is commonly seen in people involved in car accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. A chiropractor helps speed healing through the right combination of active and passive care.