The most common sports injuries can lead to pain and, even worse, may actually affect the structure and functioning of the spine. Whiplash, for example, can occur from athletic activity. This injury may actually cause an abnormal curvature of the cervical spine (the neck), a starting point from which many other health concerns can start. Chiropractic can address this injury by correcting the misalignment of the spine and reduce pain and inflammation.
Sports injuries often result in soft tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments can treat the injured site, restore normal joint movement, and prevent scar tissue formation. Nearly every sports injury leads to spinal misalignments and muscular imbalances. If you’ve been injured, you need a spinal exam. At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, you can get results for your sports injury without drugs or surgery.
Acupuncture is a practice of ancient Chinese medicine, which holds that any sort of injury causes imbalance in the body. The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock the flow of life energy (Qi) and bring the body back into balance to reduce pain and inflammation.
Because acupuncture has proven to be an effective method of dealing with pain, Western medical studies have been conducted to understand the mechanisms behind the ancient technique. It has been found that the stimulation of certain points on the body can prompt the body’s natural pain-killing and stress-relieving response. By harnessing the power of naturally produced opiate-like chemicals in the brain (endorphins), pain can be reduced with little or no pharmaceutical intervention