Did you know that Chiropractic care can shorten your recovery period and help you to return to your normal activities much sooner? This is true both for injuries, such as a sprain/strain or a twisted ankle as well as for general soreness associated with a healthy workout. Pain, stiffness, and other symptoms often continue for days or weeks after an injury, even if the injury was fairly minor, and we have all worked out so hard that the soreness the next couple of days is difficult to deal with. Chiropractic can help with both!

Chiropractic Treatment Speeds Up Recovery

The key to how it works lies within your nervous system. All healing and recovery, whether it is healing from tweaking your lower back while lifting a heavy box, or your muscles healing and growing from a solid workout: it is all controlled and coordinated by the nervous system. When your spine is out of alignment, it causes interference in the proper function of the nervous system, meaning you will not be functioning at your full capacity. This can cause you to heal slower and recover from workouts slower. This is why every professional football, basketball, and even Olympic teams have chiropractors as part of their staff: they want to ensure that their athletes’ nervous systems are all functioning 100% so they can heal from injuries quickly, and recovery from their grueling workouts faster.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

1. Ease Pain Naturally. Pain medications and muscle relaxants help so that you temporarily feel better, but they don't address the source of your pain: interference in the nervous system causing your body to function less than optimally.  By restoring the natural alignment of the vertebra in your spine with chiropractic adjustments, the healing process is turned-on, decreasing your reliance on medication.  Chiropractors use gentle, specific forces to re-position your vertebrae, removing the interference from your nervous system. Once your vertebrae are properly aligned, painful pressure on your nerves decreases, ensuring that you are functioning at 100%, allowing for optimal recovery.

2. Soothe Sore Muscles. It's difficult to play with your kids or do yard work if you're suffering from muscle spasms or tenderness.  Chiropractic adjustments help relax tight muscles, ligaments and tendons, thereby promoting healing.  In addition, they can also break up scar tissue or adhesions that can be a factor in pain and slow recovery.  In addition, with the removal of interference from the nervous system, the muscle will function properly, often times eliminated muscle spasms instantly.

3. Restore Range of Motion and Flexibility. Once your vertebrae and joints are properly aligned, your muscles, tendons, and ligaments will loosen up, and you’ll notice an immediate ability to move your body better.  This allows your body’s natural lubrication system to function properly.  Remember: Motion is Lotion!  Chiropractic adjustments also help decrease inflammation, another factor that contributes to pain, poor range of motion, and slow recovery.

4. Improve Blood Flow. After an injury, your body sends white blood cells and nutrients to the injured area to heal it, this is commonly known as inflammation.  Unfortunately, some injuries can restrict the flow of blood.  By adjusting the joints of the spine and/or affected area, restricted blood flow can be released.  After normal blood flow is restored with chiropractic adjustments, healing tends to happen much more quickly.

The Proof Is In The Pudding

In a case study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, a patient who developed lateral epicondylitis, commonly called "tennis elbow," was pain-free after just three weeks of active chiropractic care. The hands-on treatment provided by chiropractors helps to breaks up adhesions in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and tissues, and most importantly: rids the nerves of interference. Adhesions not only restrict movement but may cause pain, numbness, and tingling.

Come In And See If We Can Help

No matter what your concerns, we invite you to call our Midtown Sacramento Chiropractic Office, The Healing Touch Chiropractic, at (916) 447-3344 for a FREE consultation regarding your condition. We have our own free parking just outside our door and convenient office hours Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. At our office, the consultation is always FREE. So, there’s no obligation to sit down with one of our doctors and discuss your specific chiropractic questions with zero obligations. Please don’t hesitate to call and set up a consultation today.


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