SOURCE: Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center

February 08, 2012 10:00 ET

Chiropractor Treats Birmingham Sports Injury Patients

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - Dr. Scott Duca of Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center is treating the back pain, neck pain and other symptoms associated with a sports injury with a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy and lifestyle advice. Patients today are reporting a variety of sports-related injuries from high school athletes injured in competition to weekend warriors trying to stay fit and active. The doctor applies a three-pronged approach to address and heal any existing problems that might prevent patients from participating in sports activities, provide pain management for injuries that have been suffered while competing in sports, as well as build strength and flexibility to prevent future injuries.

Common sports injuries range from "tennis elbow," which is caused by sports related stress on this joint, to hamstring injuries suffered by overextending the muscle during running. Football players and others who experience frequent or violent collisions often suffer from neck pain and misalignment of the spine, which can lead to a bulging disc and back pain. The often twisting and turning nature of certain sports can also make athletes prone to sciatica and its associated numbness.

Many local athletes turn to a Birmingham chiropractor for natural relief from their back pain and neck pain because they don't want to take the risk of an invasive surgery, or they want to heal without relying on prescription drugs, which some people believe to only mask their pain and lessen their ability to function fully. After a thorough examination and consultation, the doctor recommends a course of treatment at the clinic that may include spinal adjustments and manipulation, massage therapy, physical therapy and corrective exercises. Other techniques may include the use of braces, straps or tapes to stabilize the injured body part. He may then prescribe muscle strengthening exercises, changes to dietary plans and lifestyle adjustments that could decrease the likelihood of their experiencing a future sports-related injury.

Commenting on the active lifestyles of his patients, Dr. Duca said, "I've been a chiropractor for over fifteen years and I'm happy to see that so many patients now are aware of the benefits of sports, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately many people feel they can't participate fully because of some type of injury. It's great to be able to use all of the tools in the chiropractic care kit to be able to help them heal, minimize pain and get back to doing what they enjoy so much."

Back On Track Chiropractic is located at 225 Lakeshore Parkway - Suite 101 in Birmingham, Alabama and also serves patients in Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook and Hoover. Further information on treatment for a sports injury, auto accident injury, or work-related injury may be obtained by visiting the website at Visitors to the site can also sign up for a free e-newsletter which provides in-depth coverage on topics related to exercise, fitness and overall healthy living and wellness.

Contact Information

  • Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center
    Birmingham, AL