Sports Injury


Chiropractic treatment can be very effective with sports injuries, neck and back pain, arms, legs, joint pain, as well as chronic headaches. Connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments can also effectively be treated by Chiropractors because they are skilled in ensuring vertebrae line up which can help relieve tension in the body.

School sports provide many benefits to the students who participate in them.  The activities increase health benefits through movement and exercise, increase confidence; self-esteem, and may improve academic achievement.  Through this sport participation they also learn school spirit and teamwork while having fun working together on the field or court. Unfortunately, with all of the benefits of school sports also comes the possibility of sports related injuries.

These sports related injuries can occur when a student is training for the sport, participating in the activity, or possible competition. Some factors which contribute to injuries include lack of conditioning, inadequate warm-up, overuse; repetitive stress, and training (errors) methodology. Contact sports may also lead to the players’ neck moving quickly back and forth in a whipping motion (whiplash) which can be corrected through chiropractic gentle manipulation. The numerous demands through sport participation can result in strains, sprains, and pain which Chiropractic care can alleviate. Treatment may also prevent further injury to the patient.

A Chiropractor is skilled in consultation and is concerned with the athletes’ medical history. He will design your treatment plan through this understanding. Focusing on your complete health combined with your individualized plan results in patient recovery. The initial Chiropractic consultation guides this recovery, and may include adjustments, rehabilitative exercise, and possible x-rays.

The techniques used by a Chiropractor can restore and enhance joint function. This may also result in reduced joint inflammation and reduced pain through non-evasive procedure and avoid or delay possible surgery. Chiropractic treatment may also include a referral for more testing such as an MRI, which could help to further diagnose your symptoms. These are just some of the reasons the Chiropractic practice of Dr. Anthony R. Scarpello can be uniquely effective for sports related injuries.

When you participate in sports, whether you are a professional, an amateur, a school-aged athlete, or a weekend warrior, you can benefit from a sports injury chiropractor. In Secaucus, NJ, Dr. Anthony Scarpello is experienced in treating sports injuries and getting athletes back out enjoying their sport. 

Chiropractic adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment can be used on many joints including knees, ankles, wrists, hands, and the spine. It is important that all the joints should be in alignment. Sports, especially contact sports, can result in misalignments. When this happens, the messages from the brain are not able to get through freely. This causes the body to work at a lower level than it should. Your body has the ability to help itself, but it needs the brain to tell your body how to respond to injury. 

Therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic exercise is used for rehabilitating after an injury. It helps to improve mobility, stability, and balance. It can be stretching or strengthening exercises depending on what the injury is. A sports injury chiropractor will personalize the exercises to fit the individual patient. Therapeutic exercise allows your recovery to continue at home between your chiropractic visits. 

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to penetrate deep into the tissue and joints beneath the skin. Your chiropractor uses a handheld unit to apply the therapy. It is passed over the skin to which ultrasound gel has been applied. Heat is generated deep within the tissue which increases circulation and reduces inflammation. This decreases pain, stiffness, and spasms. 

Electric muscle stimulation

Muscle stimulation uses low levels of electricity to affect muscles that are in pain or spasming. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the muscles that are injured or painful and the electricity stimulates them to contract. The contractions cause the muscles to become tired and relaxed. The treatment given by a sports injury chiropractor also causes the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers that your body produces. 

Contact us today

Contact Dr. Scarpello in Secaucus, NJ when you need a sports injury chiropractor. We will provide a customized treatment plan to suit your specific injury. Reach out to us at  201-348-8891.

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