PORTLAND, Ore., May 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laurelhurst Chiropractic recently released information on preventing and treating sports injuries in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This month is meant to increase participation in fitness and sports-related activity, and as people become excited to partake, it is important for them to take steps to avoid getting hurt in the process. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure there are no underlying joint or spinal alignment issues before starting.

Chiropractic care is often sought by people who are experiencing pain, but Laurelhurst Chiropractic wants new athletes to know that it is also good for preventing injuries. This is because many sports injuries, especially in new or infrequent athletes, result from spinal, joint, and postural misalignments. These misalignments cause physical forces to be distributed improperly, and this results in pain after sports participation.

"Often, people get into playing sports, running, and other physical activities without giving it a second thought. If nothing hurts, they assume there are no problems. Unfortunately, the previous absence of pain doesn't always mean that everything was fine. Once the body has to endure the impacts of running or the sharp turns of baseball, hidden misalignments and pinched nerves may become inflamed. Then, pain begins," said Dr. Phil McCary of Laurelhurst Chiropractic.

Many people assume that pain after a run or game means that they became hurt while doing the activity. Therefore, they seek treatment for "sports injuries." Chiropractic care is good for relieving this pain since it helps eliminate the underlying problem. However, patients are likely to be told that the damage didn't just happen during the activity, but instead, actually happened at some prior point. Playing the sport just caused an existing injury to be worked enough to get it to start sending pain signals.

"Prevention is always preferable to treatment, but it's not healthy to just sit around in order to avoid triggering inflammation and pain. Instead, the best bet is to make a quick chiropractic appointment to get everything properly aligned in advance. Then, athletes can play or run without worrying about setting something off," said Dr. Danielle McCary of Laurelhurst Chiropractic.

Sometimes, it's a good idea to combine treatments before expected physical activity. A good addition to chiropractic is therapeutic massage, which improves circulation and loosens tight muscles. This adds protection against strains, sprains, and other soft tissue damage.

About Laurelhurst Chiropractic

Laurelhurst Chiropractic is owned and operated by Drs. Phil and Danielle McCary, who are both physically active and understand the health needs of athletes. The clinic serves Portland, Oregon and the surrounding communities.

Visit them online at http://laurelhurstchiropractic.com/ for additional information on their available services.

Laurelhurst Chiropractic
2705 E Burnside St. #213
Portland, OR  97214
(503) 234-4288