Unfortunately, competition also brings a degree of pushing ones-self that can sometimes result in injuries. Dr. O’Guin is a St. Louis sports chiropractor that understands these injuries because he has experienced many himself.
Some of the therapies offered are spinal manipulation, myofascial release and stretching. When used in combination, these are excellent for managing many injuries. Spinal manipulation can be used to mobilize the joints of the spine, reducing pain and increase range of motion. Myofascial release is a form of massage used to help with muscle strains and trigger points. Stretching can be used to balance muscles and align the body. The more quickly the spine is aligned and pain removed, the faster someone can return to training.
Most importantly, Dr. O’Guin specializes in functional rehabilitation. This is important for anyone interested in performing their best. Posture assessments and movement screenings are performed looking for balance and symmetry. If any dysfunctions in movement are noticed, Dr. O’Guin teaches the corrective stretch and or exercise for optimal alignment. Not only is the great for performance, but it can also help reduce the chances of re-injury.
For more serious injuries such as pinched nerves caused by a herniated disc, spinal decompression is used. This can relieve nerve pain and speed up healing. This is often used in combination with each of the other therapies already mentioned. Nerve pain can become severe, so it is very important to begin treatment right away.
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