Chiropractic Care Can Help You Heal From Ligament Injuries
Ligaments are bands of connective tissue that connects one bone to another. They also hold cartilages and joints together. Ligaments are incredibly strong and flexible and enable your joints to move as freely as possible. Ligament injuries often occur during slip and fall accidents, when overextending a joint, or from performing athletic activities. At Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Birmingham, you have access to a range of treatment options that will allow your body to heal as naturally as possible.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of a ligament injury are intense pain, inflammation that can appear almost immediately after the injury, extreme tenderness, inability to put weight on the joint, reduced mobility, and joint looseness. The pain can subside while resting, but any movement can cause severe pain. Scar tissue can develop if the injured site is left unaddressed. Overexerting your injury can result in further damage, long-term pain, and a longer delay in healing. Treating these symptoms right away with chiropractic care can assist with the healing responses in the body as well as prevent them from returning.
When it comes to ligament injuries, chiropractic care involves strengthening the area around the injury and stimulating the body's healing processes. A ligament does not receive an excessive amount of blood flow like other soft tissues. Due to the slower influx of nutrients and oxygen, ligaments can take anywhere from six to twelve weeks to heal, depending on the severity of the injury. Repeatedly stressing the injured area through overuse can extend your healing time. Adjustments, corrective exercises, and massage therapy can decrease pain, improve range of motion and nerve and muscle function, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the muscles and ligaments.
Facilitate the Healing Responses by Starting Your Ligament Injury Treatment Today
If you want the best chiropractic care possible in the Birmingham, AL, area, call (205) 942-4243 and schedule an appointment with Back On Track Chiropractic Care and Wellness Center. We can diagnose your ligament injury and create a treatment plan that will get you back on track and the road to recovery. With a personalized treatment plan, the techniques selected are the ones that are best suited to your needs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your injury or for more information about our exceptional services that can help you recover sooner.