The Role of Chiropractic Adjustments in Treating Sports Injuries

Posted on March 8th, 2023.

As an athlete, participating in sports and other physical activities can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also come with its share of risks. From minor strains and sprains to more serious injuries like concussions and fractures, sports injuries can cause significant pain and discomfort, as well as interfere with your ability to perform your best. While traditional treatments like medication and surgery may be effective for some injuries, chiropractic adjustments can also play an important role in treating and preventing sports injuries.

At Back to Health Chiropractic, we specialize in providing chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy services to help athletes recover from injuries and prevent future ones. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of chiropractic care for sports injuries and how it can help you get back to doing what you love.

What Are Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries can occur as a result of any physical activity that involves repetitive motion, impact, or sudden movements. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  1. Strains and Sprains: These injuries involve damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and can be caused by overstretching or twisting.
  2. Concussions: A type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head, concussions can cause symptoms like headache, dizziness, and confusion.
  3. Fractures: Broken bones can be caused by sudden impact or repetitive stress on a particular area of the body.
  4. Tendinitis: This is an inflammation of the tendons, often caused by repetitive motion.
  5. Bursitis: This is an inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.

How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help with Sports Injuries?

Chiropractic care focuses on the health and function of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chiropractic adjustments involve using controlled force to manipulate joints, with the goal of reducing pain, improving mobility, and enhancing overall function. Here are some ways that chiropractic care can help with sports injuries:

  1. Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce pain by releasing tension in the muscles and reducing inflammation.
  2. Improved Range of Motion: By realigning the spine and other joints, chiropractic adjustments can help improve mobility and flexibility.
  3. Faster Healing: Chiropractic care can help stimulate the body's natural healing processes, which can speed up recovery time from injuries.
  4. Prevention of Future Injuries: Regular chiropractic care can help identify and address areas of the body that are at risk for injury, helping to prevent future injuries from occurring.
  5. Non-Invasive Treatment: Chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't involve medication or surgery, making it a safe and effective option for athletes looking to recover from injuries.

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment

During a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will use their hands or a small instrument to apply controlled force to the affected joint. You may hear a popping or cracking sound, which is simply the sound of air being released from the joint. While some people may experience minor discomfort during the adjustment, most find it to be a painless and effective treatment for sports injuries.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor may also recommend other treatments like massage therapy, stretching exercises, and nutritional counseling to help you recover from sports injuries and improve your overall health and wellness.


If you are an athlete suffering from a sports injury, consider the benefits of chiropractic care for pain relief, improved mobility, faster healing, and prevention of future injuries. At Back to Health Chiropractic, our team of experienced chiropractors is dedicated to helping athletes achieve optimal health and wellness through personalized treatments and compassionate care. We understand the unique challenges that athletes face and are committed to helping you get back to doing what you love as quickly and safely as possible.

To schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors or to learn more about our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (801) 565-9500 or by email at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.

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