Even relatively minor sports injuries typically need more than just rest and ice or heat to heal correctly. Whether your sports injury is minor or severe, chronic or acute, the doctors at our medical clinic will design a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Sports Injury Doctor
Our doctors offer the most advanced therapies available for treating sports injuries. Regenerative medicine can provide incredible results for both pain relief and rebuilding your damaged tissue, so you can get back up and running again as quickly as possible.
We also offer more traditional therapies such as chiropractic care and physical therapy, which many of our patients combine into an overall recovery plan.
Some of the common sports injuries our natural treatments can help include:
- Sprains and strains
- Torn ligaments
- Spinal misalignment
- Cartilage damage
- Nerve damage
Treatments for Sports Injuries
After a thorough examination, the doctor will explain the various treatment options available to you and clarify any questions you may have. For sports injuries, our doctors frequently recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Chiropractic Care: A healthy spine is essential to overall health. Whether or not your sports injury is directly related to your spine, a chiropractic examination and adjustment can go a long way to restoring your body’s natural state of balance.
Spinal misalignment can interfere with the body’s ability to heal, even if your injury is in a seemingly unrelated area. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, non-invasive, and often deliver immediate relief.
Spinal Decompression: Decompression therapy is a chiropractic treatment that gently stretches the spine to relieve pressure on the discs, allowing them to regain their natural shape. Spinal decompression can be highly effective for injuries involving the lower back or the cervical section of the spine.
Trigger Point Injections: These injections aim to relieve muscle-related pain by soothing inflammation and relaxing the muscle. The doctor injects a plant-based, anti-inflammatory agent into the muscle’s trigger point, where it helps to loosen the tension, providing pain relief.
Laser Therapy: Laser treatment stimulates the cells surrounding an injury by directing a certain wavelength of low-intensity light into the injured tissue. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. The laser shines through the skin and into the damaged tissue, where it promotes healing.
Regenerative Cell Therapy: Our clinic uses young, donated tissue for our cell therapy treatments. Mesenchymal stem cells and a multitude of growth factors are collected from carefully screened donors from the umbilical cords of newborns during scheduled cesarean births.
We feel that these young cells are superior to the stem cells commonly used in stem cell therapy—since those stem cells are from the patient’s own body, extracted from bone marrow or adipose tissue, and thus, are the age of the patient.
As we age, our stem cells become less efficient. Young mesenchymal stem cells that are coupled with natural growth factors, cytokines, proteins, and more deliver a powerful regenerative boost when injected into your injured tissue. They can provide near-immediate pain relief by soothing inflammation, and then they begin to rebuild your damaged tissue right away.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): PRP injections—similar to stem cells—work under the principles of regenerative medicine. Platelets contain many growth factors that stimulate healing, and when they are concentrated into platelet-rich plasma and injected into your injured tissue, they stimulate the body’s healing response.
Platelet-rich plasma costs less than stem cell injections because no donor tissue is required; it is made from a small sample of your blood.
Our doctor draws just over a teaspoon of blood and uses precision technology to spin and separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. The plasma is then injected into the site of injury, where it promotes tissue regeneration.
If you have suffered a sports injury in Miami, Pembroke Pines, Homestead, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Gables, or anywhere in South Florida, call us! Our treatments are effective for virtually any injuries involving the back, neck, joints (commonly the shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee), shin splints, torn ligaments, and others.