Quality Chiropractic Services for Young Athletes
Injuries can happen in any sport. Young athletes may suffer from cumulative damage both from rigorous training and from playing sports. This can lead to lingering pain and may even cut short their athletic dreams. At Natural Life Chiropractic, we can help Omaha’s children and teens get the care they need to recover quickly and fully from sports injuries.
Which Sport Injuries Can a Chiropractor Treat?
Minor injuries like bruising and the like will heal on their own. However, more serious injuries to the bones and soft tissues may require more care to recover from. Some common injuries we see at Natural Life Chiropractic include:
- Pain of the upper, middle, and lower back
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Torn ligaments including the ACL
- Bone fractures
- Neck pain
- Dislocated joints such as the knees
- Repetitive stress injuries
What Can a Chiropractor Do for Pediatric Sports Injuries?
Your chiropractor can track down injuries or conditions that are affecting a young athlete's musculoskeletal system and soft tissues. Depending on your children’s injuries, their chiropractor may realign their spines or use other chiropractic techniques to put the skeleton back into balance. Other therapies may be needed as well, such as sports massage to reduce painful inflammation, and stretches to restore flexibility and mobility. Finally, their chiropractor will discuss a very important part of the process with you and your children: the recovery plan for home.
How You Can Help Your Child after a Sports Injury
Get them care from experienced professionals as soon as possible. Pay close attention to what their doctor and chiropractor recommend.
Encourage your child to follow the treatment plan. Many athletic kids and teens have a lot of energy, but jumping back into the sport too soon can aggravate injuries.
Support their health with hydration, nutrition, and plenty of sleep. Their bodies need lots of fluids, vitamins, and minerals to heal. Sleep is also essential, and boosts alertness and coordination, along with speeding the healing process.
Be your children's cheerleader during rehabilitation. For more serious injuries, the rehabilitation process may be long, frustrating, and uncomfortable. Help them stick to the rehab schedule so they’ll come out the other side stronger than ever.
The Top Pediatric Chiropractor in City of Omaha
If your children have gotten injured playing sports, getting them care early is key to a rapid and complete recovery. You don’t want them to have to struggle with lingering pains and stiffness, or have their athletic performance suffer. Give Natural Life Chiropractic a call today and we can set up an appointment. Our pediatric chiropractor in Omaha can get your child or teen back on track.