Sports Injury Treatments

Santiago Family Chiropractic offers comprehensive sports injury chiropractic care in Gun Barrel City, TX. The chiropractor, Dr. Angel Santiago, will help you recover faster from your injury and get you back out there sooner.

Chiropractic Treatments for Sports Injuries

Most people love sports because they are a fun way to exercise and compete. For a professional athlete, sport is a livelihood.

Unfortunately, injuries are often part of sports. Sustaining an injury can be devastating if playing a sport is your profession. Luckily, a chiropractor can treat you and help you get back on track fast. Here are some treatments Dr. Santiago will offer to help you recover quickly.

Manual Adjustments

Manual adjustments are used to manipulate vertebrae with abnormal movement patterns or inability to function properly. The chiropractor may recommend this type of treatment if you are experiencing frequent pain or discomfort or have a limited range of motion. A chiropractic adjustment is often used for lower back pain.

Gentle Adjustments

The chiropractor manipulates the neck and joints with minimal force when performing gentle adjustments. The procedure is less discomforting because there is no sudden twisting. Gentle adjustment can be performed on any joint in the body.

Instrumental Adjustments

Instrumental adjustments involve the use of tools. A doctor offering sports injury chiropractic care in  Lewisville, TX, can use various tools to perform chiropractic adjustments. Instrumental adjustments are accurate, effective, and safe.

Extremity Adjustments

While most people think chiropractic medicine only deals with adjustments to the neck and back, it's more than that. A chiropractor can perform manipulation on all joints in your body. Adjustments can be done to your arm (upper extremity) and leg (lower extremity). Extremity adjustments help restore and promote smooth movement of joints.


For some people, neck and back pain is a constant struggle. Luckily, traction therapy can help. It is a non-surgical therapy that stretches and realigns the spine to alleviate neck and back pain. The purpose of this treatment is to relieve compression and allow misplaced tissues to return to their healthy position. Traction therapy is suitable for people with the following conditions:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Facet disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Bone spur

When Should I See a Chiropractor for My Sports Injury?

You should seek chiropractic care if you've sustained a sports injury and the symptoms persist after rest. During your visit, the chiropractor will ask about your health and examine your joints, tendons, and ligaments. Describe all your symptoms so the chiropractor can prescribe the right treatment.

Visit Santiago Family Chiropractic for all-inclusive sports injury chiropractic care in Gun Barrel City, TX. Our experienced chiropractor, Dr. Santiago, will prescribe the proper treatment based on your symptoms. Call (972) 956-8297 to book an appointment. 

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