When I think of a Chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale, I tend to cringe on the inside a little bit. I’ve seen my friends get adjusted and watched their bodies be manipulated, popped, and realigned back into place. To me, it seemed like the most uncomfortable process, but they all swore by it.
So what exactly does a Chiropractor do? A certified Chiropractor is specialized in manually manipulating and realigning the spine with emphasis on the surrounding muscles. They use their hands to manually manipulate the alignment of both bone and muscle.
How does this pertain to sports injuries? Athletes often engage in high-impact and over-strenuous work out regiments that can take a toll on their bodies. Bones, tendons, ligaments, and joints can often times be adversely affected by strenuous work outs and repetitive motions. Athletes who experience sports related pain from injuries, whether resulting from trauma or strain, are great candidates for seeing a Chiropractor.
To the locals who live in the Fort Lauderdale area, Dr. Barak Meraz, founder of the Carpe Diem Chiropractic Center, offers many services to athletes who are experiencing sports related injuries. Dr. Barak specializes in Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Spinal Rehabilitation, and Pain Management. He is a licensed and experienced Chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale who is passionate about using a holistic and drug free approach to treating sports injuries.
Carpe Diem Chiropractic offers sports injury sufferers focused treatments such as Kinesio Taping and Cold Laser Therapy.
Dr. Barak uses Kinesio Taping after adjusting your body to maximize circulation, which helps with healing, and decreases inflammation. The placement of the tape acts as extended benefits of the realignment. This treatment is good for busy athletes since the latex-free tape holds soft issues in place and can be left on for 3 – 5 days. While the tape raises the skin, it helps with lymphatic drainage which leads to decreased inflammation and discomfort.
Class 3 lasers are FDA approved and an awesome layered component to add to your chiropractic treatment. Cold Lasers are great for sports injuries since they decrease injury time by accelerating the healing process. The cold lasers stimulate a chemical reaction on a cellular level that results in ATP production. ATP is the energy source for the body’s to repair other damaged cells. When the body has enough “fuel” to power repairs to tissue damage, it heals faster.
If you’re interested in an alternative treatment plan, let the Dr. Barak, chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale, treat your next sports injury.