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Whether you’re dealing with lingering pain after an auto accident or a sports injury has left you sidelined, chiropractic care can help you overcome your injuries.

At True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland, Takura A. Tela, DC, offers comprehensive chiropractic services to help athletes and nonathletes alike regain mobility, reduce pain, and get back on their feet. 

Not sure how chiropractic care fits into your treatment plan? Below, Dr. Tela highlights the advantages of chiropractic care, including how it can help you prevent future injuries too.

First things first: What is chiropractic care?

Spinal manipulations and hands-on adjustments are well-known types of chiropractic care, but chiropractic care is more than that. Think of chiropractic care as an umbrella term for multiple types of treatments, including:

  • Rehabilitative exercises (to help you regain strength and function)
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching
  • Hot and/or cold therapy

Depending on what type of injury you have — whiplash, neck painback pain, joint pain — Dr. Tela creates a customized plan for you. He may also include exercise and nutrition guidelines to help support your body while it heals.

What type of injury benefits from chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care focuses on your spine and joints and how they connect to your nervous system. With this in mind, the following injuries respond well to chiropractic care:

  • Back pain, including back pain from car or sports collisions
  • Neck and shoulder pain resulting from whiplash
  • Sports injuries, such as sprains, strains, shin splints, and tennis elbow 

If you’re not sure if your injury can benefit from chiropractic care, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Severe or extensive injuries sometimes require surgery, but even if your injury requires surgery, Dr. Tela may help you regain your strength, flexibility, and mobility after your surgery through a custom rehabilitation program.

When to seek chiropractic care

Sometimes it’s obvious when an injury requires medical attention. For example, when you hurt your knee playing football. In other cases, however, it’s not as obvious that you’re hurt.

Whiplash, for example, can present with delayed symptoms. After an accident, the sudden rush of hormones can mask your pain. Some people might not even notice the initial signs of whiplash until 24 (or more!) hours post-collision. 

For this reason, Dr. Tela encourages you to seek chiropractic care after an accident, even if you felt fine at first. Swift care can help you avoid unwanted complications of untreated whiplash. 

Chiropractic care and injury prevention

You don’t need to wait to seek chiropractic care until after you’re injured. Chiropractic care also can help you prevent injuries — especially sports injuries. 

Because chiropractic care emphasizes aligning your musculoskeletal system, your body can perform as intended. When your body is balanced and aligned, it simply performs better and that reduces your chance of injury.

At TK Healthcare, our mission is to support your recovery journey while restoring pain-free function to your body. If you’re dealing with an injury, or if you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care, call our Rockville office or schedule your appointment online.

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