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Help for Sports Injury in Evans, GA
3/12/12
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FAQS ABOUT SPORTS INJURIES AND WHERE TO GET HELP IN EVANS, GA
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SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SPORTS INJURIES INCLUDE:

Sprains—tears to the ligaments that join the ends of bones together. The ankles, knees, and wrists are commonly affected by sprains.

Strains—pulls or tears of muscles or tendons (the tissues that attach the muscles to the bones)

"Shin splints"—pain along the outside front of the lower leg, commonly seen in runners

Achilles tendonitis or rupture of the Achilles tendon—These injuries involve the large band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel

Fractures of the bones

Dislocation of joints

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TISSUES AFTER AN ACUTE INJURY?

When a runner "pulls a groin" or a tennis player "strains a tendon," the soft tissues in the area of pain are injured. Immediately after the injury, there are disrupted fibers of the affected muscle, tendon, and/or ligament. The injured tissues become painful and tender, both directly from the trauma to them and indirectly from the subsequent swelling. This leads to the stiffness, pain, and tenderness that so often accompany the inflammation of tendinitis, bursitis, as well as strain and sprain injuries. It should also be noted that even a bone injury is typically accompanied by injury to the nearby soft tissues.

WHY SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR FOR MY SPORTS INJURY?

There are good reasons why the athlete should seek a sports chiropractor for the treatment and rehabilitation of a sports injury. Active people are physically and emotionally different from sedentary ones. Most physicians have not had special training in sports medicine or rehabilitation.

Dr. Mark Huntsman of Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic regularly treats patients and specifically athletes on a regular basis with sports-related injuries, in addition to working with them to avoid future injuries. In addition to providing regular chiropractic treatment, Dr. Huntsman is the only chiropractor in the Augusta area to offer digital real-time progress and specifically adjust parts of the body other than the spine, such as the knee or the foot.


I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You are more than welcome to schedule a complimentary visit with Dr. Huntsman. Simply call his office and let them know you could just like to come in and speak with Dr. Huntsman and you're not sure yet if there is something he can do for you. If your sports-related injuries are out of his scope of services, he will research who the best fit for you will be, and will give you a professional referral.


HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. HUNTSMAN?

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huntsman, you can contact the friendly staff at phone_num. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicare.

You can also visit their website at

Dr. Huntsman welcomes new patients, and accepts a wide variety of health and auto insurances. They are located at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks Rd at 4026 Blackstone Camp Rd, Evans, GA 30809.
Treatment for Herniated Discs in Evans, GA
3/12/12
FAQs ABOUT HERNIATED DISCS AND BACK PAIN


WHAT CAUSED MY DISC TO HERNIATE?

Herniated discs can occur as a result of a heavy strain or fall, which causes the nucleus to break through the wall of the disc and place pressure on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. For example, lifting a heavy object after sitting down for a long period of time can cause a disc to herniate.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BULGING DISC AND A HERNIATED DISC?

A disc begins to bulge when the center of the disc pushes out against the ligament that surrounds it, much like air being blown into a balloon.

In comparison, a herniated disc is like a balloon that has popped. The disc herniates when the soft, inner material squeezes its way through ligament tendon and ruptures — like a popped balloon. Pain occurs because of the tear in the ligament, the pressure of the disc material against your nerves, and from the inflammation caused when the inner material is squeezed out of the disc.


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A HERNIATED DISC?

Nonsurgical treatment methods are always the best option to try first. Evans GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman is an experienced Chiropractic Physician who has had great success in treating herniated discs and back pain. You can visit their website at for more information or to read profiles of some of his patients.
Treatment for Low Back Pain in Evans, GA
3/12/12
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FACTS ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN AND WHERE TO GET HELP
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WHAT CAUSES LOWER BACK PAIN?

As people age, bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae.
Low back pain may reflect nerve or muscle irritation or bone lesions. Most low back pain follows injury or trauma to the back, but pain may also be caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or disc disease, osteoporosis or other bone diseases, viral infections, irritation to joints and discs, or congenital abnormalities in the spine.


WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO DEVELOP LOW BACK PAIN?

Nearly everyone has low back pain sometime. Men and women are equally affected. It occurs most often between ages 30 and 50.


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT LOW BACK PAIN?

Nonsurgical treatment methods are always the best option to try first. Evans GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman is an experienced Chiropractic Physician who has had great success in treating low back pain. You can visit their website at for more information or to read profiles of some of his patients.