LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Lexington chiropractic clinic wants local football players and their families to know about no-invasive treatments and preventative wellness options. According to Dr. Kevin Lynch of Lynch Chiropractic Center, spinal adjustments, massage therapy, corrective exercises and other treatments can help players deal with the high-impact and overuse injuries they face during practices, scrimmages and games. "Chiropractic care has become an established form of health and rehabilitative care for football players on all levels of performance, including the NFL," says Dr. Lynch. "We use it in the treatment of everything from muscular strains to concussions."
Dr. Lynch notes that concussions, the subject of increasing discussion and controversy in the sports world, are a common occurrence among football players. He states that up to three-quarters of all players will experience one or more of these brain injuries caused by high-impact jolts, with statistics indicating that each concussion makes additional concussions more likely. What many people do not realize, adds the chiropractor, is that these same injuries also involve damage to the cervical spine.
"Over time, the cervical spinal column can become misaligned in such a way that nerve signals are affected, causing a cascade of physical dysfunctions throughout the body," Dr. Lynch says. Chiropractic adjustment can bring the cervical curvature back to its normal position and help reverse these problems. He states that whiplash, a neck injury common to football players, can also benefit from adjustments to the cervical spine by relieving pressure on nerves caused by displaced or herniated discs.
The same impacts that can cause disc problems and misalignments in the neck can create herniations and pinched nerves in the back, according to the Lexington chiropractor. He notes that nerve impingements in the lower back often manifest themselves through the leg pain or numbness known as sciatica.
The clinic typically employs a combination of spinal adjustment and treatments such as moist heat, cryotherapy and massage to deal with muscle and connective tissue injuries. Dr. Lynch explains that these treatments improve circulation to the injured area to help relieve swelling, pain and inflammation while encouraging the body's natural healing processes. Corrective exercises can reverse muscle wasting caused by nerve problems or forced inactivity, he says, while also training the muscles to provide the strongest possible support for correct posture and gait.
"Once the body is strong and properly aligned, we want to keep it that way so we can lessen the chances of future injuries," states Dr. Lynch. The Lexington chiropractor urges parents of young players to start them on a preventative wellness regimen early on, saying that regular spinal screenings can help detect misalignments that might may these players more prone to injury.
In addition to sports injury treatment and physical rehabilitation, Lynch Chiropractic Center also provides stress relief, auto accident injury treatment, and chronic pain management for Lexington patients.
Lynch Chiropractic Center 888-667-5235