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Can a chiropractor help with a sprain?Answer: Yes! Find out how below.
When we think about chiropractors, we usually think about the back, neck and spine alignment. Chiropractic medicine is also effective for other ailments and treatments. One area in which a chiropractor can help with recovery, is with sprains.
What is a sprain?
A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are the connective tissue that bonds two bones together and help to hold them in place (not to be confused with tendons that connect muscle to bone). When we roll an ankle, or over extend a wrist, that extra force can cause a sprain. Sprains are commonly treated by immobilizing the injured joint, taking painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and waiting. Often this leads to biomechanical problems that will need to be addressed.
How can a chiropractor help?
At their core, Chiropractors are focused on making sure bones and nerves are properly aligned. While most treatments do focus on back, neck and spine, it is possible to help with other ailments, such as sprains.
For example, when an ankle is sprained, and the ligament stretched or even broken, it is very possible for bones to shift out of place and out of their typical alignment. Chiropractic adjustments can be effectively used to help these bones return to their proper place. This can help to speed up healing, and reduce pain. Range of movement can also be improved with chiropractic treatment.
If you have experienced a sprain, you know that it can be uncomfortable and recovery can be slow. Next time, seek out a chiropractor in South Surrey, such as South Point Chiro. Your sprained joint will thank you.
Your mind and body are combined, and not separate entities. When one is not functioning as it should, the other may suffer, and vice versa. Knowing this, it makes perfect sense then that chiropractic care, and more specifically chiropractic treatments, are able to help with anxiety.
Chiropractic care focuses on the nerves that are in the neck, back and spine. The peripheral nerves connect together to the spinal cord, which is part of your central nervous system together with your brain. It makes sense then when something is not right with the spinal cord, it can affect other nervous system functioning, including mood.
Anxiety has many symptoms, including feeling in a daze, light headed or headache prone, breathing difficulty, issues with swallowing and so on - all symptoms that can be directly attributed to a nerve in your spine that may have unwanted pressure on it from a misaligned vertebrae. In fact, many anxiety medications are muscle relaxants, which and chiropractic treatments work to help muscles relax by returning proper blood flow and nerve innervation.
Chiropractic care could also help with anxiety caused by unexplained pain, or maybe fear of labour with pregnant women. By getting chiropractic care for these fears, you may find you anxiety is reduced as your body begins to feel better (or more prepared from labour).
While there is no guarantee that chiropractic care will in fact solve your anxiety, for many patients, they have found some relief. Give it a try, your body and mind will both thank you.
Ankle sprains are extremely common, with most people experiencing them at least once throughout their lifetime. Often, treatment includes checking with a doctor for any breaks, and staying off of the injured joint until it begins to feel better. While most sprains will eventually heal, some sprains that are left untreated may result in accelerated arthritis, or possible immobility. Part of every sprain treatment plan should include chiropractic treatment.
At your chiropractic office in South Surrey, sprains are treatable, helping to avoid the previously mentioned ailments, and reducing the risk of reinjury.
During an ankle sprain, the bones of the foot may actually shift out of alignment. It is in this that a chiropractor is able to help. By assessing the position of the bones, a chiropractor is able to manipulate them back into their proper configuration and help to maintain this position during healing. Your chiropractor will most likely give you at home exercises to work on as well, which will further help retain alignment and strengthen the sorrounding soft tissue.
Often, people who have sprained their ankle once are at higher risk for injuring themselves again. This is because the bones and tissues have not properly healed and regained their previous strength.
If you have a sprain, or have struggled with sprains in the past, you may considering a visit to your chiropractors office in South Surrey. Through treatment and maintanance, you will be back to 100% faster then you thought.
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