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Sporty Injury Doctor Queens, New York City

Natural Chiropractic Care for Athletes Sports Injuries

At Dr. Lee’s Spine Center in Queens we believe that sports can be an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Participating in sporting activities builds cardiovascular endurance, strengthens muscles, and promotes the flow of nutrient-rich oxygen throughout the body. Sometimes, however, the very nature of athletic pursuits can lead to sports injuries through an accident, an overexertion, repetitive activities, or incorrect form. When that happens, Dr. Lee can provide rehabilitative care so you can get back in the game again.
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Sports injuries come in many forms and range from small strains to major back pain. Athletes who engage in sports such as jogging, basketball, tennis that involve running or quick starts and stops often experience knee pain. Football players may suffer with back pain or shoulder pain due to the number of collisions they are involved in during a game. Bodybuilders and weightlifters sometimes try to lift too much weight or use poor form, often resulting in back strains, knee pain, or shoulder pain. While an injury like tennis elbow isn’t restricted to just those who play tennis. Tennis elbow is the result of repetitive use of the forearm, particularly in activities like plumbing, painting, using a computer, or playing some musical instruments.

Natural Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries or Post-Surgery Care

Whatever the nature of the sports injury may be, many people seek out chiropractic care as an all-natural alternative to pain-masking prescription drugs that could dampen their level of play. They may also be looking for post-surgery care to help rebuild from an injury. When patients with sports injuries come to see our Queens chiropractor, Dr. Lee takes the time to listen to what has happened to cause the pain and learn about each person’s lifestyle. He then conducts a thorough examination and may request x-rays for diagnosis. Based on this information, Dr. Lee will develop a corrective chiropractic care plan that is individualized to the patient’s needs.

Many patients respond well to a plan that involves chiropractic care and massage therapy to ease their back pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain. If a patient has been involved in a sports-related accident that has caused a herniated or bulging disc to press on nerves, Dr. Lee may perform spinal decompression using a drop table technique. For patients experiencing an extreme amount of back pain, Dr. Lee may recommend manipulation under anesthesia in order to work on the affected area in a more intense manner.

After the initial problem has been resolved, we will recommend a wellness program to help the patient continue to recuperate fully. These plans are also helpful for healthy athletes who wish to build their inner core and strengthen muscles to prevent sports-related injuries. Due to the nature of some injuries, patients also come to us for post-surgery natural rehabilitation. If you have been involved in any type of sports injury, we are available for 24-hour emergency consultation. At Dr. Lee’s Spine Center we say, “Don’t live with pain, call Dr. Lee.”

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