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Chiropractic Care for Injuries

By Rachel Carver

Though we try our best to take care of ourselves, injuries do happen. You can strain your shoulder by picking up a heavy bag. You can twist an ankle stepping off a curb the wrong way. When an injury occurs, the body automatically begins the healing process.

A chiropractor might not be the first person you think of when it comes to assisting with the healing process. But a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood after an injury can do wonders for your recovery. The chiropractic approach focuses on helping the body function at its best. This might mean restoring injured joints to their optimal position. It can also be as simple as supporting the body through the healing process.

Here's how a visit to the chiropractor can help you heal after an injury.

What Is an Injury?

We have all tripped over our own feet or smashed our finger in a car door. These are painful, but your body usually heals quickly. However, injuries resulting from repetitive stress can be more severe and keep you sidelined from your daily activities.

Repetitive sitting and perpetual incorrect lifting result in injury because overuse. Repetitive stress can damage bones, ligaments, and muscles. This lingering injury can hamper your body's natural healing abilities.

Your body goes through four primary healing phases when an injury occurs.

Coagulation - Your body reduces blood flow to the damaged area right after an injury.

Inflammation - Blood platelets  near the injured area release cytokine proteins, attracting  immune cells to help fight infection. Swelling occurs, making a sprained ankle appear large right after the injury.

Proliferative - Fibroblast cells and small blood vessels called capillaries grow into the injury site, delivering nutrients and structural support.

Remodeling - New tissue copies the structure of older, damaged tissue.

How Chiropractors Help

How many times have you brushed off a sore back or ignored a stiff neck? These habits along with other factors can cause imbalances in the body. Imbalances can lead to overuse injuries, making it harder for the body to heal itself.

As trained medical professionals, chiropractors can perform safe, natural, and drug-free adjustments to address imbalances, helping the body heal. The Joint chiropractors can also recommend stretches and exercises to strengthen your body, decreasing your injury risk.

Whether your wrists hurt from repetitive typing or your shoulder is sore from heavy lifting, visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint can address the root cause of your overuse injury and give you the treatment you need to quickly get you back to your life. The Joint's affordable pricing and walk-in visits make care accessible to everyone.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in University Heights, Ohio.

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