Overuse Injuries Can Lead To A Major Disability if Not Treated By The Right Health Professional

Overuse injuries can be a major annoyance. Surprisingly, most people are suffering from this type of injury when they go to see a chiropractor. These types of conditions start very small and increase in pain and symptoms over time. Don’t let this go untreated before it starts to affect every part of your life.

What is an overuse injury?
It’s any activity that repeats a certain set of movements that can eventually cause injury, inflammation, adhesions, tense muscles and pain. Examples include:

  • Working at the computer too long
  • Assembly line work
  • Painting
  • Running
  • Racket sports such as tennis, racquetball etc.

Any repetitive ongoing stress that irritates body tissues and bones can be the cause of overuse. These types of injuries usually start to manifest symptoms little by little and they get worse over time. Overuse injuries are sustained by endurance athletes such as runners and cyclists.

That’s why you can’t ignore an overuse injury
A slight twinge in the lower back could possibly become a major disability if it is ignored. Most people start experiencing symptoms, but because their isn’t any major pain at the onset, they think that with some rest, it will go away. It does to a point, but by repeating the movements in a particular activity,  it can continue to get worse unless you decide to seek professional help.

Why a chiropractor
Chiropractors are highly trained professionals that have the skills and knowledge to help you with your problem. By receiving a comprehensive exam and assessment of your condition, they can offer treatment choices that are very effective in treating overuse injuries and showing you how you can prevent these types of injuries in the future.

It’s not just about giving an adjustment, but combining treatments and education to give you the best opportunity at a successful recovery. For example, a sciatic condition may need ice or heat therapy, an adjustment and muscle work as a treatment to alleviate the pain and restore function to the area.

In addition, a stretching and strengthening program, stress relief and meditation at home may be what’s needed to completely resolve the problem and prevent it from happening in the future. It’s a complete program for each patient that not only frees them from their symptoms, but can improve the quality of their lives at the same time.

It’s all about finding relief without drugs and surgery that is effective. At Advanced Spinal Clinic, we use all of the best alternative methods to assess and treat overuse injuries. Don’t let any nagging injury become a major disability. You can have great health and learn to stay that way by seeking a chiropractic professional.