Chiropractic Care for Young Athletes/ Youth Sports

If you're the parent or guardian of a child who loves to play sports, you're probably already familiar with the wide variety of injuries that your child has come home with. Few parents realize, however, that there can be long-term effects of playing sports. A sports injury may appear to be healed, but putting a developing body under constant impacts and strain can lead to muscles that are moved out of place or that have become inflamed. In many cases, this leads to pain later on in life. Fortunately, there is a pediatric chiropractor in Birmingham who can help. With children, especially those who play sports, chiropractic care should focus on two areas: dealing with immediate injuries and ensuring that the body grows into a healthy adult.


Sports Injuries

Traditional medicine does a great job of dealing with broken arms, bruises, and cuts that come from playing sports such as football and soccer. It tends to fail in dealing with the type of stress injuries that come from sports, however. The forces with which a child impacts the ground during a bad cheerleading stunt or a football gets tackled can disrupt the alignment of your child’s body. Protective gear can mitigate some of the impacts, but it is not always enough protection. The result is that many of the young athletes we see in our office come in complaining of sore necks, arms, and backs, and x-rays reveal that these kids are suffering from conditions such as whiplash. Left untreated, the muscles in these areas can cause a lifetime of pain and health problems.

Growing Up 

The solution to this is to start chiropractic care early. By making small adjustments, our chiropractor can restore the natural alignment of your child’s body. While under treatment, kids can still do everything they would normally do on the field, gym, or pool. Rather than masking your child’s pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractor will perform chiropractic adjustments to relieve your child’s pain, restore your child’s mobility, and improve the natural ability of your child’s body to heal itself.

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Call Central Alabama Spine Center today at (205) 868-3714 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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