Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center Announces Treatment for Summer Sports Injuries

Birmingham, Alabama, UNITED STATES

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Running, tennis and golf are three of the most common sports associated with summer sports injuries, warns Birmingham chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca. These injuries include acute knee pain, tennis/golf elbow, rotator cuff injuries and acute back pain. Dr. Duca is advising individuals to take proper precautions prior to starting a new exercise program or increasing their training regimen in anticipation of an upcoming race. Should a summer sports injury occur, Back on Track Chiropractic provides conservative sports injury pain management and rehabilitation services. These treatments include bracing, taping, electrical muscle stimulation, heat and ice, and at-home corrective care exercises. In addition, Dr. Duca offers referrals to other healthcare professionals such as Orthopedic Doctors and Physical Therapists for a more comprehensive approach if needed.

The summer months mean more time outside training for races, playing golf and tennis, and enjoying the warmer weather. Unfortunately, this also means an increased risk for summer sports injuries, said Birmingham chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca.

"It's a common misconception that summer sports injuries only happen to people who over-train for a race or who are marathon runners," said Dr. Duca. "In reality, summer sports injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Without proper care, the injury can fail to heal, leading to chronic pain and increased risk for future injury. Our goal at Back on Track Chiropractic is to provide quality care that supports the body's natural injury healing process so patients can heal faster and be active again."

Repetitive motion injuries are one of the most common summer sports injuries, says Dr. Duca, and also one of the most difficult to treat.

"Oftentimes with a repetitive motion injury, patients think the best solution is to take an over-the-counter painkiller and rest," said Dr. Duca. "While this can help provide immediate pain relief, it is not a long-term solution. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy are an effective option for targeting the root cause of a patient's pain. Our goal is to reduce internal inflammation and minimize swelling."

If an underlying spinal misalignment is triggering the repetitive motion injury, Dr. Duca recommends chiropractic adjustments to address this problem. In addition to adjustments, physiotherapy treatments may be able to help speed the healing process by reducing inflammation and internal swelling.

For individuals who have sustained a repetitive motion injury while running, like runner's knee, Dr. Duca advises physiotherapy and complementary treatments like bracing or taping to provide added support.

"Corrective exercises can help strengthen the surround soft tissue," said Dr. Duca. "We also teach patients proper warm-up and cool-down exercises that can reduce the risk for future problems. A sports injury is never fun, but with the right care, patients can get back to living the active lifestyle they love with less down time."

Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center provides comprehensive pain management for sports injuries, auto accident injuries, personal injuries and workplace injuries. For more information on sports injury treatment, visit


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