If you are highly active and love the time spent playing your favorite sports, you know that sports-related injuries often happen. If you have suffered an injury during play, the last thing you want to deal with is surgery.
Although it is common for surgery to be recommended following a sports-related injury, it is not the only option. Frequently, patients are searching for alternatives to invasive surgical procedures.
Due to the risks associated and the uncertainty that the treatment will be successful, allowing them to return to their active lifestyle or resuming involvement in sports.
Advanced biological treatments such as PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma and chiropractic care are both viable and effective options for those seeking natural alternatives to relieve pain while also healing an injury endured while participating in sports activities.
What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an advanced treatment that utilizes the patient’s own blood to help restore injured areas of the body.
It is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime and allows the patient to return to everyday activities immediately.
A blood sample is taken in your doctor’s office at the time of the visit; the sample is then placed into a centrifuge where it is spun at a high velocity to separate platelets and red blood cells, leaving behind a highly concentrated serum.
This serum is rich in healing properties and, when injected back into the injured area, encourages the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This is a revolutionary option for people who want a natural way to heal their body without the risks and uncertainty of surgery or medications that mask the symptoms without correcting the problem.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries:
Chiropractic treatments are another natural option for those suffering from injuries acquired during sports-related activities such as:
- ACL or MCL tears
- Herniated disc
- Sprains or muscle strains
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Torn ligaments
- Shoulder injuries (Rotator cuff)
- Back or Neck pain
- And more
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle movements that help realign the spine, which helps return the body to its natural balance. By restoring the spine, pressure is taken off compressed nerves relieving pain.
When coupled with advanced biological treatments such as PRP, the source of a patient’s pain is the main focus rather than the pain itself.
If you are looking for a natural alternative for healing a sports-related injury, call our offices today at (917) 717-0026. Ask for our Patient Coordinator Sean McNair, he is here to help you every step of the way to ensure you understand your treatment options and to assist you with insurance. Sean will make you a priority while guiding you through every step of your treatment and recovery process. In addition, he will make sure that you are taken care of until you return to the game, all while providing a helpful and friendly attitude that will keep your spirits lifted throughout your treatment plan.