Sports Injury in Tucson AZ

sports massage for faster sports injury rehabilitation

Have you suffered a sports injury in Tucson AZ? Here at Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Injury Center, we are proud to help people who are dealing with recent or even lingering sports injuries.

Many athletic activities can be taxing on your body no matter what sport(s) you participate in. From the weekend warrior to a trained professional, Dr. Vendsel can work with you to get to the root of your problem to help you return to and maintain your best health possible.

Dr. Jeff has been trained by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and is a board-certified chiropractic sports physician (

This certification means he practices to the highest standards of excellence and clinical competence for chiropractors in sports medicine and physical fitness today. This credentialing process has been in place since 1980, ensuring that sports chiropractors have the highest standards of education and knowledge to treat athletes of all ages and skill levels..

How Can Chiropractic Help Tucson AZ Athletes?

Tucson AZ athletes routinely and continually put their bodies through an extremely high level of physical stress. These stressors are different than what we experience as a result of too much school work or demands from the boss at work. Sports participation often involves quick starts and stops, explosive jumping or running, collisions, and atypical body postures that put added demands on the body's physical structure.

Therefore, whether you are a football player, wrestler, golfer, or runner, chiropractic can provide the assistance your body needs to be able to adapt to these added stresses. Often, these unusual stresses cause the bones in our back to come out of place. The effects of these changes create a cascade that often leads to loss of motion, flexibility, and speed while increasing the chances of developing headaches or predisposing the body to future athletic-related injuries.

For example, many long-distance runners have been shown to develop chronic cases of tendonitis and pain throughout the joints in their legs. Typically, they are prescribed a pain killer to mask the symptoms of pain, providing short-term relief. If pain killers were the real solution to the problem, why would they have to be continually taken?

The truth is that many sports-related injuries begin due to nerve interference caused by misalignments in our joints, primarily the spine. Our chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Injury Center in Tucson, AZ are specially trained to remove this type of interference. When this nerve interference is removed, the body experiences an increase in blood flow, higher immune system function, proper motor pattern firing, and overall better health.

As a result, athletes receiving care at our clinic have noticed increased flexibility, speed, agility, and power during sports participation. These types of results have been seen at chiropractic clinics all across the country. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Investigation showed that as much as 32% of athletes receiving chiropractic care experienced these results, and an even higher percentage showed a decrease in the number of injuries sustained during sports participation.

When Should an Athlete See a Chiropractor?

Just as people get a flu shot at the beginning of the year to try to prevent getting sick, athletes of all ranks shouldn't wait to see a chiropractor until after an injury has occurred. While chiropractic has been proven to be an excellent source for injury rehabilitation and healing, it is an even better resource for preventing damage from happening. Chiropractors view the body as a whole, taking into account all aspects of health.

Our team at Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Injury Center has the resources to provide adjustive procedures, physical therapy, and soft tissue massage to address the nervous, skeletal, muscular, and ligamentous systems. Through this approach, the body is allowed to function at its optimal level, keeping you off the bench and sidelined with injuries throughout the season. If you are an athlete in the Tucson AZ area, contact Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Injury Center today to schedule your individualized consultation.

As Jerry Rice said, "Chiropractic care helped me stay healthy and succeed in the league for as long as I did."

If your injury is something new or a chronic problem that just won’t go away, you owe it to yourself to see if a sports chiropractor can help you get back on the right track. Call Dr. Jeff for a consultation today!

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Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Injury Center

1611 N Wilmot Rd #101a
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 319-2100