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During the tournament, an athlete had a sudden, non-traumatic, ballistic movement of the cervical spine. This resulted in the patient having a locked cervical spine with limited active motion in all directions. The attending chiropractor assessed the athlete, and deemed manipulation was appropriate. After the manipulation, the athlete’s range of motion was returned and was able to finish the match. Spinal manipulation has multiple positive outcomes for an athlete with an acute injury including the increase of range of motion, decrease in pain and the relaxation of hypertonic muscles.

It is getting quite common for athletic events to have Chiropractors on staff to take care of injuries. Olympians, NFL, Rodeos, and many other sports have incorporated Chiropractic not only because it works, but because it often works so well that the athletes are back up and in the game.

You do not need to be an athlete to need Chiropractic care for your injuries.  You should be aware that manipulation may be an effective tool to treat an acute injury of all types. So if you have hurt yourself being a weekend warrior, then Chiropractic care might be what you need to get back up and running. Call 334-452-9140 for an evaluation today.

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