Sports Injury Treatment

Kid playing soccer Professional athletes are constantly reaching new heights in their professional careers. With each passing year, new records are shattered and the human body is pushed to its limits. Competitors train rigorously and take their diets to a new level every day. Yet despite the conscientious care and precautions that athletes follow, most experience musculoskeletal injuries at one time or another.

Chiropractors are to athletes as cardiologists are to those who suffer from cardiovascular disease. Athletes who receive treatment from a medical doctor find themselves frequently benched and on the sidelines. Others play and then spend hours after the game icing their injuries and taking pain medication. This is because medical doctors do not treat the body as an integrated system, but rather treat each injury individually. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment offers a balanced, holistic approach, by using spinal adjustments and physical therapy techniques to help the patient’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments return to their normal function.

Chiropractic care meticulously tends to the needs of the athlete because special attention is given to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Additionally, chiropractic care ensures that all pieces of the musculoskeletal system are working harmoniously in their healthiest, most natural state.

Professional athletes recognize tremendous value in chiropractic care because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, receiving chiropractic care will enable you to reach an optimum level of achievement without breaking yourself.

Sports injuries are quite common. Whether it is a repetitive motion or a contact injury, you can be in a lot of pain. You need the services of a sports injury chiropractor like Dr. Philip Buchovecky of Albany Chiropractic Clinic in Albany, OR. 

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are often done to the spine but can also be done to the joints in the extremities. The spine needs to be in alignment for everything to be working at its optimal level. Messages need to get through the brain unimpeded. Joints also need to be aligned to function properly. Shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, and wrists that have been adjusted have a better range of motion and will be less painful. Spinal adjustments can be manual or done with small instruments that gently move the vertebrae. 


A sports injury chiropractor uses cryotherapy to treat things like sprains and strains. Cryotherapy helps to make the area cold, which slows down circulation and stimulates endorphins to help with pain control. The cold also helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. 

Massage therapy

A sports massage can help to warm up the muscles before you participate in your preferred sport. When the muscles are prepared for an activity they're less likely to be injured. After your sports activities, a massage can help with any strain and pain your muscles might be suffering. By getting regular massages, you can keep your soft tissues relaxed and at their best performance level. If you have been injured, a deep massage can help to increase circulation and speed up recovery time. 


Electric muscle stimulation uses low levels of electric current to treat swelling, inflammation, and pain in the soft tissues. The current produces tiny contractions in the muscles which cause them to be tired and relaxed. It triggers the release of endorphins, which are nature's natural pain relievers. 

Therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic exercise is designed to help treat the pain and injuries that are affecting your life. Your chiropractor will personalize your exercise for you. This allows you to continue your treatment at home between visits. It may include both stretching and strength training to help increase flexibility and endurance.

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to treat deep into the tissues and provide relief at the cellular level. Sound waves produce vibration and heat within the tissues. 

When you are in need of a sports injury chiropractor Dr. Buchovecky of Albany Chiropractic Clinic in Albany, OR, give our office a call at (541) 926-6911 or fill out the contact form on our website. 

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