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FAQs about Chiropractic Sports Medicine at Evergreen Spine & Sports Medicine

FAQs about Chiropractic Sports Medicine

Welcome to Evergreen Spine & Sports Medicine, where we specialize in providing comprehensive chiropractic care tailored for athletes and active individuals. Below, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand our services and how we can support your health and performance goals.

1. What is Chiropractic Sports Medicine?

  • Chiropractic sports medicine combines chiropractic care with sports medicine principles to optimize athletic performance, prevent injuries, and promote faster recovery. It focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions commonly experienced by athletes, such as joint misalignments, muscle imbalances, and soft tissue injuries. Through manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises, chiropractic sports medicine aims to enhance mobility, flexibility, and overall physical function, helping athletes of all levels perform at their best while minimizing the risk of injury.

2. What Conditions Do You Treat?

  • Back Pain: Whether it's due to spinal misalignment, muscle strain, or disc herniation, we provide personalized treatments to alleviate back pain and improve spinal health.

  • Neck Pain: We address neck pain caused by poor posture, whiplash injuries, or cervical spine issues through chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic techniques.

  • Shoulder Injuries: From rotator cuff strains to shoulder impingement syndrome, we offer comprehensive care to restore shoulder function and relieve pain.

  • Joint Sprains: We treat sprained ankles, knees, elbows, and wrists using a combination of chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and prevent chronic instability.

  • Muscle Strains: Whether it's a hamstring strain, quadriceps strain, or calf strain, our treatments focus on reducing inflammation, restoring muscle function, and preventing future injuries.

  • Sports-related Injuries: We provide specialized care for athletes dealing with sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, runner's knee, and shin splints, helping them recover and return to their sport safely.

  • Postural Imbalances: We address postural imbalances and alignment issues through chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and ergonomic education to improve overall posture and prevent recurring pain.

  • Overuse Injuries: From IT band syndrome to plantar fasciitis, we offer comprehensive treatment plans to address overuse injuries common in athletes and active individuals, focusing on pain relief and injury prevention strategies.

  • Spinal Conditions: We manage spinal conditions such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease through non-invasive chiropractic techniques, spinal decompression therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to improve spinal health and function.

  • General Wellness: In addition to treating specific injuries and conditions, we also provide wellness care to optimize musculoskeletal health, enhance athletic performance, and promote overall well-being for our patients.

3. How Does Chiropractic Care Help Athletes?

  • Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises work synergistically to enhance mobility, flexibility, and overall performance. Adjustments realign the spine and joints, reducing pain and improving nerve function for better muscle coordination. Soft tissue therapy targets tight muscles and adhesions, promoting flexibility and accelerating healing. Rehabilitative exercises strengthen muscles, stabilize joints, and improve movement patterns, reducing injury risk and optimizing athletic performance. Together, these therapies offer a holistic approach to musculoskeletal health, supporting individuals in achieving their physical goals and maintaining peak performance.

4. What Can I Expect During My First Visit?

  • The initial consultation process, including a thorough assessment, medical history review, and personalized initial treatment. Our patients are also given a complete description of their initial diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

5. Are Your Treatments Safe for Athletes of All Ages and Levels?

  • Our treatments are safe and tailored to meet the individual needs of athletes, whether they're professional competitors, weekend warriors, youth athletes, or patients who are seeking an improved quality of life.

6. Do You Offer Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention Programs?

  • We offer customized rehabilitation programs designed to address specific injuries, improve functional movement patterns, and reduce the risk of future injuries.

7. How Does Chiropractic Care Complement Other Sports Medicine Modalities?

  • Our chiropractic treatments work synergistically with other sports medicine modalities such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and sports nutrition for comprehensive care.

8. Can Chiropractic Care Help with Performance Enhancement?

  • Optimizing spinal mobility, joint alignment, joint function, and soft tissue health through chiropractic care, massage therapy, assisted stretching, corrective exercises, and rolfing can positively impact athletic performance and recovery.

9. Do You Accept Insurance?

  • We are in network with some insurance companies, we will also submit out of network claims for our patients, and we have membership options.

10. How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

  • It is easy to schedule an appointment with our experienced chiropractic sports medicine team either online, by phone (303) 670-8902, or email

We hope this FAQ guide has provided clarity on our chiropractic sports medicine services at Evergreen Spine & Sports Medicine. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to reach out to our team. We're here to support you on your journey to optimal health and peak performance.

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