SOURCE: James Chiropractic

December 06, 2011 10:00 ET

St. Peters Chiropractor Treats Sports Injury-Induced Back Pain, Neck Pain and Headaches

ST. PETERS, MO--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - St. Peters chiropractor Dr. Quinn James, of James Chiropractic clinic, has been treating sports injury patients in St. Peters and around St. Charles, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, O'Fallon, and Lake St. Louis for the last 11 years, and counsels athletes to start a strengthening and healing program that concentrates on the right type of care for their specific injury, which is critical to getting them back on the field or into training as quickly as possible. While some athletes may suffer back pain, headaches or neck pain from a fall or a hit on the field, other injuries are the result of repetitive stress or over-worked muscles. He also stresses that the correct training and conditioning is just as important for helping athletes avoid getting injured in the first place.

According to Dr. James, most people would be surprised to hear that many of the sports injuries he sees are not simply from a one-time accident or fall, but from muscle over-use and incorrect form during training. "We see a lot of St. Peters sports injury cases come into our clinic suffering from various repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow, shoulder and neck pain in cyclists who are riding with their handlebars too low, knee, ankle and back pain in runners whose shoes aren't providing the proper support, and so on. Many times, really intense athletes don't give their muscles a chance to recover properly between workouts, which make the muscles less flexible and more prone to injury as a result."

In addition to diagnosing various conditions and offering pain relief treatments, chiropractor Dr. James provides counseling in ergonomics and specific stretches and exercises to help athletes recover and avoid re-injuring themselves. He says that in the case of many runners, one of the problems he finds is a spinal misalignment that causes them to run unevenly, which puts extra stress on certain parts of the anatomy, such as the knees, hips, ankles and back. Spinal adjustments, specific stretches and strengthening exercises, he explains, can help these athletes get back on track and minimize the chances of future injury.

Of course, sports injuries can also happen suddenly as a result of an accident, such as cases of head and neck injuries often suffered by football players. Dr. James, who has done extra coursework to certify in whiplash and brain injury traumatology, says that it is critical to get care for such injuries immediately. "These kinds of injuries can cause headaches, difficulty concentrating, vision problems and pain all around the body because the neck goes out of alignment, and pinches critical nerves, or the brain sustains an injury. So it's very important to have these injuries checked out right away, even if they don't seem too bad initially, because they can worsen severely over time if not dealt with quickly and correctly."

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Contact Information

  • James Chiropractic
    St. Peters, MO