The current generation of children is more athletic than any before. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 30 million U.S. children and adolescents are active in youth sports on fields, courts, and rinks each year. These young athletes are enjoying many physical, social, and emotional benefits from playing sports but unfortunately, there are also risks. At CORE Health Centers, our chiropractors can help parents to keep their active, talented kids in prime playing condition. CORE Health Centers not only provides adults chiropractic adjustments, but kids as well. The chiropractic adjustment for kids is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints that can help with preventing sports injuries. We know sports can be a great way for kids to get and stay fit and have fun, especially in today’s rising incidence of childhood obesity and diabetes. But in recent years, they has been injuries once experienced by adults that are now becoming more common in kids. This is usually a result of overuse type of injuries.
How to Avoid Sports Injuries
When kids are playing sports, there’s always the potential for injury from falling down, running into other kids, or whatever the case may be, but prevention is always the key to avoid as many problems as possible as children get older. At CORE Health Centers, we make a point to ensure that all the falls, stress, trauma, and physical demands that your children endure do not stop them from being kids now or healthy adults later. As a parent you want to protect your child from pain and injury as much as you can. Chiropractic care is all about protecting your kid’s body from harm during sports. Here are a few steps to take to make sure your kids can avoid some sports injuries while playing sports:
- Take a Break
- Try Another Sport
- Warm Up and Cool Down Stretching
- Drink Plenty of Water
- Train Specifically for Your Sport
If an injury does occur, treat it with R.I.C.E.
Young athletes get injured as well but we assume they are okay because kids bounce back from injuries much quicker than adults. It is important for young athletes to get “checked out” after a sports injury as well as a playground injury. Headaches, low back pain, shoulder, knee, ankle injuries and even broken bones do not manifest the same as adults. At CORE Health Centers, we provide chiropractic solutions for a wide variety of pain, chronic pain, and other related symptoms that kids may be having. Our techniques used in our chiropractic adjustments for kids are designed to provide a non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions to pain relief for problems like earaches and ear infections. If your kid’s daily life is being affected by symptoms from an auto accident, stress, or other chronic pains, the team at CORE Health Centers is here to help you and your kids find relief and get you on the road to a pain free life.
When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers locations today.