I’m an active 50-year old, and when back pain interfered with my running last year, I went to Dr. Doholis. He used a combination of adjustment and activator treatments to put my pelvis and lower back where they should be—and gave me tips to help me keep running. I’m still running – I just completed my fifth half-marathon!”
Once your acute or chronic condition has been stabilized with intensive treatment and you are out of pain or your symptoms are minimum, what’s next?
Those injuries from high school sports, those 3 ‘fender benders’ over the past 10 years, that old workers comp injury and yes, even sitting for hours at a time, at your desk at work all contribute to the chronic strain and destabilization of the spine and its holding elements making these the weak links in your spinal column. That is where the stress of every day living will attack and symptoms will most probably recur.
We suggest regular maintenance chiropractic adjustments periodically, on an ongoing basis to maintain the stability of your spine, lessen the possibility of degenerative changes occurring and keep you functioning at your optimum level.
Much as you get your teeth checked regularly by your Dentist to stop dental cavities from developing, you should see your Chiropractor regularly to maintain the proper function of your spine.
Ask us what an appropriate time frame for adjustments would be for you, as it differs from one person to the next depending upon their underlying strengths and previous injuries or weaknesses in their particular spine.
All 32 NFL (football) teams, all NBA (basketball) teams and all NHL (hockey) teams have either a team Chiropractor or access to one in their home city. They understand the value of Chiropractic to allow them to function optimally on and off the field, court or rink.
Chiropractic has gained wide use among professional and amateur sports teams across the country. Three trends point to sports chiropractic as an exceptional way to provide value and enhance care:
- Participation in high school and college sports is up, with experts predicting a 15-percent rise in employment of coaches and scouts by 2022.
- A growing number of professional and amateur athletes are seeking new strategies for gaining a competitive edge.
- As the baby boomer population ages, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are treating more retirement- age patients who want to maintain their athletic ability by eliminating acute and chronic pain, increasing flexibility, enhancing strength and balance and improving overall quality of life.
Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential.
Longevity on the playing field is critical: For every year a player remains competitive, millions of dollars may be earned. Professional athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and sports agents understand the consequences of disabling the pain mechanism and view chiropractic as essential for treating the cause of pain.
With professional sports highlighting its value, chiropractic is a mainstream option for improving sports performance and injury rehabilitation among athletes at every level.
Younger athletes are more susceptible to injuries because they have slower reaction times than adults, are less coordinated, and are still growing and developing. Many injuries result from overuse, such as repetitive use syndrome, which comes from placing stress on the musculoskeletal system. It is caused by not using proper techniques or equipment, such as athletic shoes, which makes greater demands on the body with less healing time.
Chiropractic is beneficial to professional, amateur and weekend athletes, maximizing athletic performance and preventing and managing injuries. The growing reliance on chiropractic care among American professional sports teams has raised awareness about the many benefits of chiropractic.
Intersegmental traction tables gently help reestablish the normal ranges of the body’s spine. Intersegmental traction tables also help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that use of a intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery progress from a back injury. Traction mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously and gently stretching ligaments and muscle; increase blood flow and oxygen to discs and ligaments and muscles and improve balance, strength and mobility.
ELECTRIC MUSCLE STIMULATION
This uses electrical currents to reduce pain and muscle spasm. It feels like a gentle tingling sensation on the skin. Electric muscle stimulation is safe and very effective for re-educating muscles and their function.
Doholis Chiropractic utilizes rehabilitation to help patients recover from acute and chronic injuries with conditions involving the spine and extremities. Our physical rehab focuses on improving range of motion along with stretching and strengthening muscles. Importance is based on stabilizing the injured areas, whether of an extremity or the spine, utilizing ‘ core stretching’ and ‘strengthening’ exercises, which will be specific and tailored to your particular condition(s).
Muscle therapy helps reduce muscle tension and inflammation. It also relieves pain and promotes positive healing circulation flushing toxins out of your system. Although we do not have a full time massage therapist on staff we do have very competent massage therapists available for referral in coordination with your Chiropractic care. Massage therapy and Chiropractic treatment work hand in hand, together or hand in spine together!
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Monday – Thursday:
9:00 – 12:00 & 2:30 – 6:00
Friday: 8:30 – 12:00
4531 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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