Snowboarding is an exhilarating outdoor sport, but its high physicality can cause some painful injuries. Snowboarding can be a fun way to stay active and enjoy nature, but it is also demanding on the body. Luckily, chiropractic treatment can help with many of these issues. Here’s how chiropractors can help snowboarders.
Common Snowboarding Injuries
According to StopSportsInjuries.org, “Most snow sport injuries are traumatic, caused by being on dangerous terrain, lift accidents, falls, and collisions.” The site explains that common snowboarding injuries include the following:
- Anterior cruciate or collateral (ACL) ligament injuries
- Shoulder dislocations or fractures
- Shoulder separations
- Lower extremity fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Wrist, hand, or thumb injuries
As StopSportsInjuries.org explains, these injuries can be caused by a wide range of issues. The risk factors include exhaustion or inadequate rest, attempting slopes above the snowboarder’s skill level or outside open trail areas, “inadequate adjustment to altitude”, using the wrong or flawed equipment, and not following warning signs. Some of these can be corrected with increased attention, but accidents still happen.
Chiropractors are known for being able to treat spinal problems, but they can also help with many of the other injuries on this list, including shoulder and wrist injuries.
What a Chiropractor can Do for These Injuries
Chiropractic manipulation can be useful for spinal, shoulder, and wrist injuries. Working to repair damage done to joints and soft tissue are chiropractic specialties. A chiropractor’s advice regarding ergonomics and stretching and strengthening exercises can also help with recovery and prevention. A good chiropractor will be able to determine the best form of chiropractic treatment depending on the type of injury. Chiropractic can be an effective alternative treatment as well as work wonders alongside conventional medicine.
Get Help with Sports Injuries
We can help with sports injuries—and more. We help our patients with physical problems ranging from shoulder and neck pain to myofascial sprains, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs. We’re proud to fulfill Charlotte-area resident’s needs for holistic treatment.
Our experienced chiropractor, Dr. Alec Khlebopros, practices a wealth of services, treatment options, and procedures that help to restore patients to their healthy selves.
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