Chiropractor in St. Cloud, MN
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St Cloud, MN 56301
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By Granite City Chiropractic
January 03, 2017
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Back Pain  

Participating in sports is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. Unfortunately, injuries can prevent you from taking advantage of the chiropractorbenefits from your favorite sport or activity. Dr. Jeffrey Mies, your St. Cloud, MN chiropractor, explains how chiropractic treatment can relieve the pain of sports injuries.

Chiropractic care is ideal for a variety of injuries

Many people know that chiropractic treatment is a good choice if you have neck or back pain, but it's also effective in treating shoulder, wrist, elbow, ankle and knee pain. A misaligned spine doesn't just affect your back, but can cause pain and mobility issues in your hips and knees. If the misalignment irritates your nerves, you can feel symptoms virtually anywhere in your body. After you've been injured, stiff muscles can make your symptoms even worse. Chiropractic care decreases muscle spasms, improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces inflammation and promotes healing.

How can chiropractic treatment help my pain and other symptoms?

Injuries do take time to heal, but if your symptoms don't improve after a week or get worse, it's time to visit your St. Cloud chiropractor. Several treatment methods may be used during your appointment, including:

  • Manipulation: Your chiropractor uses his hands or a special device to gently move your spine into the proper alignment. Manipulation can also be used to realign other joints, such as knees, hips, ankles and shoulders.
  • Massage: Massage helps reduce muscle stiffness that can contribute to problems with range of motion. Myofascial release, a treatment similar to massage that focuses on deep treatment of muscles, may also be used.
  • Ice or Heat: Before your session begins, your doctor may use heat and ice packs to reduce pain and ease muscle spasms and stiffness.
  • Electrical stimulation and ultrasound: These treatments are helpful in reducing pain, decreasing swelling, increasing circulation and improving flexibility.
  • Exercises: Your chiropractor will also teach you a series of exercises that will help strengthen the muscles that support your joints.

Don't let sports injuries keep you sidelined! Call Dr. Mies, your St. Cloud, MN chiropractor, at (320) 251-0822 to schedule your appointment. Relieve your pain with drug-free chiropractic treatment.