Injuries Q&A

Chiropractic located in Manassas, VA


Injuries services offered in Manassas, VA

You can suffer an injury anywhere at any time, resulting in pain and loss of function that can have a severe impact on your life. If you have painful or disabling injuries, visit Lincoln German, DC, and Mikaela Foley-Lorenzen, DC, at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center in Manassas, Virginia. These experienced chiropractors specialize in treating injuries from auto, work, and sporting accidents. For optimal recovery from injuries, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.

What causes injuries?

Injuries to your skeleton, including muscles, bones, connective tissues, and nerves, happen in many ways. Common causes of injuries include:

Workplace injuries

Around 4.6 million injuries occur at work every year in the United States. Workplace injuries commonly result from overexertion, slips, and falls. People sitting at a desk all day aren’t immune — repetitive strain, poor posture, and muscle tension from stress can also cause workplace injuries.

Sports injuries

Younger people tend to suffer sports injuries because they have a slower reaction time than adults and are often less coordinated. Adults, on the other hand, often suffer injuries because they overdo it, pushing themselves too hard.

Overuse, using improper techniques or unsuitable equipment, and failing to warm up properly all increase your risk of a sports injury.

Auto accident injuries

Auto accidents happen on the roads, at work, and during off-road activities. You might suffer musculoskeletal trauma like broken bones, joint dislocations, or soft tissue damage.

What injuries are most common?

Some of the more common injuries the Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center team sees include:

  • Sprained ligaments
  • Strained tendons
  • Herniated discs
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica and other low back pain conditions

Fractures, dislocations, and some severe ligament or tendon tears often require immediate attention and, in some cases, surgery. For most other injuries, the Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center team provides all the treatment you need.

How are injuries treated?

After diagnosing your injury, the Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center team typically uses chiropractic manipulation to treat you. They apply highly controlled movements (adjustments) that realign your spine and joints, relieving compression, restoring mobility, and promoting healing.

Pain relief is often immediate as your chiropractor restores alignment. Some patients experience mild soreness or stiffness afterward, but this soon wears off. Otherwise, your treatment should be painless.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your provider might recommend additional treatments for your injuries, such as:

  • Ice and heat
  • Low-level laser therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Electrotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Spinal decompression
  • Physical therapy
  • Postural rehabilitation
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling

Your chiropractor can also offer expert advice on avoiding further injuries. Examples include having an ergonomic workstation, using correct manual handling techniques, relieving stress to prevent overuse injuries, and warming up properly before exercise.

Research indicates that chiropractic care can get you back to work or playing sports faster than other treatments. Find out how by calling Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or booking an appointment online.