Sports Medicine

Are you engaged in serious sports competition, or are you an amateur athlete dedicated to your best physical condition possible? Either way, Oakbrook Terrace, IL  chiropractors, Dr. Logan recommends chiropractic care as a great way to treat and prevent sport-related injuries and to keep you healthy for your best performance.

Common Sports Injuries

The American Chiropractic Association states that approximately 20 percent of sport-related injuries involve the lower back (lumbar) and neck (cervical spine). This is particularly true with children. Lower back pain stems from repetitive motions such as those involved in:

  • swimming
  • tennis
  • running
  • skiing and golf
  • weightlifting

Neck injuries come from contact sports such as soccer, football and hockey where the body is in motion and suddenly stops.

The resulting symptoms and conditions are well known:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • neck pain
  • lower back pain
  • shin splints (running)
  • bruising
  • herniated (bulging) discs
  • knee pain
  • inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis

Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

An initial consultation includes a physical exam, including height, weight, postural analysis and spinal evaluation. They also take a complete medical, surgical and medication history. If the individual presents with an injury or pressing symptoms of pain or dysfunction, the doctor may order x-rays, an MRI or ultrasound imaging. Chiropractors also order other diagnostic tests such as blood work or urine analysis as needed.

Depending on findings, the doctor formulates a custom treatment plan for the patient. Many times it includes the signature chiropractic technique known as spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation relieves pressure in the back and other joints of the body and also places the spinal column back into correct alignment for optimal function. While this is a comfortable procedure and ultimately relieves pain, some soreness in the muscles results for a day or 2.

Your Oakbrook Terrace, IL chiropractor also recommends appropriate lifestyle changes to keep the back functioning and allowing the injured area to heal. To avoid injury during any kind of exercise or sports, the staff at The Body Connection - Health and Wellness Center  recommends:

  • stretching and warming up before exercise
  • wearing supportive shoes
  • adequate hydration through out the day
  • a healthy diet
  • wearing protective equipment as necessary
  • being active everyday, not just on weekends

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Ultimately, the chiropractor wants to keep your spine, nerves, muscles and joints working in perfect harmony. A periodic spinal adjustment helps the amateur and professional athlete strong and active 24/7.

Contact The Body Connection - Health and Wellness Center In Oakbrook Terrace, IL for your personal consultation today. 
Phone 630-705-1475.

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  • "My initial reason for seeking chiropractic care was because I was having some back, neck, and shoulder problems. I had seen other chiropractors and achieved no results. This was not the case at The Body Connection. The experience here is very educational in learning how the body works. I am now able to function in a lot less pain. As a result, I am now more active and look at life with more understanding on how to stay healthy."
    Maria H.
  • "I first encountered The Body Connection through Groupon when I came in for a massage. I had a conversation with Dr. Logan and as a result of being treated here, I am now able to do intense workouts, boot camp, and boxing. I have also experienced increased weight loss and now have better posture. Dr. Logan and her staff have been very supportive."
    Lora K.
  • "I have been treated by other chiropractors in the past and over the years coming to The Body Connection has been a wonderful experience. I initially came in for lower back and hip pain. As of now, my flexibility has improved and my pain has diminished. I can now walk and stand for longer periods of time. Also doing daily house work isn’t as painful. I feel better after being treated by the doctor. My energy level is increased and it also improves my state of mind."
    Laura C.
  • "After the awesome massage I enjoyed, I decided to have a consultation with Dr. Logan who encouraged me and stated she could help me. I can now hold my head up better and my chronic headache syndrome has subsided. My experience at The Body Connection has been marvelous. To say it plainly; I just feel better!"
    Maura M.
  • "Prior to meeting the staff of The Body Connection Health and Wellness Center at a Ladies Day Expo, I had no knowledge of chiropractic care. Dr. Logan educated me on how the different issues I was experiencing were connected. As a result of getting treated at this facility, my body feels better. I am now able to sit and ride in a car without feeling the lower back pain and spasms of the past."
    Judith H.