A local chiropractor is a health professional who is specially trained in treating patients with injuries and disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves). Whether you have a chronic condition such as osteoporosis, have been in a car accident or are recovering from a sports injury, a local chiropractor can help. Because your diet affects your physical and mental health so much, your local chiropractor may work with your local registered dietitian or nutritionist. They can help you create a healthy meal plan, understand sports nutrition and eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Back pain symptoms can be mild or severe, and cervical (neck pain), thoracic (middle back pain), lumbar (lower back pain) or tailbone/sacral (coccydynia). Lumbar back pain is the most common type.
Wrist sprains are a result of the ligaments of the wrist stretching too much or tearing. They're a common sports injury that occurs when someone falls onto an outstretched hand, twisting or bending the wrist. There are three grades of wrist sprain, with 1 being mild and 3 being the most severe.
Symptoms of a Wrist Sprain
There are many ligaments in the wrist that can be sprained. Wrist sprains can even pull off a tiny piece of bone (called an avulsion fracture). The most common symptom of a wrist sprain is pain, especially when moving the wrist or hand.
Other symptoms include:
• A feeling of warmth, popping or tearing
Treatment of a Wrist Sprain
If you suffer a wrist injury, it’s important to seek medical treatment if it doesn’t quickly improve. Often, patients actually have a fractured wrist, which can lead to chronic pain and stiffness. To confirm the diagnosis of a wrist injury, your doctor, chiropractor, sports medicine physician or orthopedic surgeon will do a physical exam and may order x-rays, an MRI, a CT scan or an arthrogram.