Sports Injury Treatment in Westwood NJ: If you’re an athlete, you understand the numerous demands of participating in a sport. Putting your body through these activities, such as running, jumping or tackling, can result in painful tears, sprains and strains. Seeing a chiropractor can help you heal faster when you’ve suffered sports injuries and helps to prevent them.
Sports Injuries Can Limit Your Performance and Cause Pain
The main reasons athletes suffer sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training and failure to warm up properly. This can happen in countless ways, depending on what activity you are doing or what sport you are playing in. As an active person, it is important for you to take precautionary measures, but sometimes injuries happen. Often these conditions are a result of injuries suffered years or even decades ago that did not heal properly.
Children and teens tend to ignore what seem to be small injuries when they are active. But if an injury is left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain in other areas, that may not even be directly related to the focal point of the injury, such the knees, hips, back and neck. Many sports injuries are insufficiently treated and allowed to rest and heal, increasing the odds that they will cause chronic pain later in life. This can lead to pain, frustration and decrease your athletic abilities.
Sports or training injuries can cause the following symptoms:
- Burning, dull pain
- Muscle Pains
- Muscle Spasms
Sports Injuries can Cause Further Injuries if Not Treated
Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Many athletes try to mask pain with medication, but this can lead to further risk and damage to the body. At Westwood Family Chiropractic, our trained staff will perform a full evaluation. We will construct a treatment plan to get you feeling your best and back to doing what you love.
Although many people think that chiropractic is solely limited to the spine, chiropractors treat and can help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulders, knees, ankles and more. When the spine is perfectly aligned, this can alleviate tension in the body, decreases inflammation and allows the nervous system to function optimally.
When the spine is aligned, vital nutrients, water and body can travel throughout the body easily. It can also increase the immune system, which is ideal for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle. This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. If you’re experiencing pain from a sports injury, consider seeing a chiropractor. You may want to schedule regular check-ups to prevent injuries and to keep your body performing properly.
Optimize Your Athletic Ability and Prevent Injury with Chiropractic Care
Visit our state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Cathy and Jett Gurman will help you develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover from an injury and to optimize your athletic performance. Call today at (201) 664-4488 to schedule a consultation!
FAMILY ! That’s how Drs. Cathy and Jett treat me. Not only does my back feel better, I have more range of motion in my neck! They know how to educate us about our health, but I think the Warm Greetings and THE HUGS are what calms my “inflammation “😊 Sammie gives welcome reminders of my appointments. She’s friendly and personable, yet Very Professional.
This is a very friendly, caring chiropractic practice. From my very first appointment I felt comfortable and in competent hands.
The doctors and office staff make you feel like you are family. After only a few visits the problems I sought relief for began to subside. One such problem being insomnia lessened substantially. A coworker has also begun seeking better health by becoming a patient of these nurturing doctors. Highly recommend this practice.
I found this chiropractic just by google. When I visited I was struggling with numbness on my left arm and my left ear started ringing. It’s been almost 5 months I’ve been attending both Dr.Gurmans, my progress surprised me. My symptoms improved since couple of adjustments and even better than before. Dr.Cathy, Dr.Jett and team are the best. They truly care about every patient and their treatment plan. I have seen such a significant difference in my health since coming here. I am grateful and highly recommend them.
Dr. Cathy is my chiropractor. She is gentle, knowledgeable, and caring. Scheduling is flexible, and is always arranged for any last minute problems or concerns. I highly recommend Westwood Family Chiropractic.
Drs. Cathy and Jett are extremely knowledgable about chiropractic and the body. Their warm, inviting practice put me at ease, and they deliver on a great adjustment. I was very happy with the care I received at Westwood Family Chiropractic, and I highly recommend them both!
This is the only place to go for an adjustment. Dr. Jett and Dr. Kathy are caring and upbeat and very professional. The staff is wonderful, especially Sammi, who always has a smile to share.
Having an auto immune disorder, my intestines were feeling down and out. I was receiving medications for the side-effects of the disease, but not the cause. Since Westwood Family Chiropractic has started adjusting me, (specifically my middle back) I have had steady improvements. I would and will recommend Westwood Family Chiropractic.
I was recently in a car accident that left me with some terrible neck pain and headaches. Rather than taking medication for my pain, it was recommended by a family member that I try Chiropractic Therapy. It was my first time going to the chiropractor, and at first I wasn’t sure about it. After learning about how Chiropractic care could not only help with my pain, but also better my health I decided to give it a try. It has been two months of therapy and I haven’t had to use any pain medications for my injuries. Dr. Jett Gurman and Dr. Cathy Gurman at Westwood Family Chiropractic have been very educational and helpful with my Chiropractic care. I feel that I have more energy throughout the day and have less aches and pains. Thank you Westwood Family Chiropractic!
I’ve had intermittent flare-ups of back and neck pain and chiropractic has always helped get me better quickly. I’ve been to many chiropractors over the past 25 years, and Drs. Jett and Cathy are both excellent chiropractors and always treat me and everyone else that walks through the door like family. Their staff are friendly and professional which makes the office visit very comfortable. Their text reminders for my appointments help me stick to my treatment plan. Thanks Doc!
Westwood family chiropractic is a warm and caring place where you learn so much more then you expect to! I’m feeling so much better!
I never really thought about going to a chiropractor, but as a preschool teacher I really put stress on my body. After going to Dr. Jett and Dr. Kathy I really saw a difference! Not just in the way my back felt but my over all health. Chiropractic is a way of life, it has really changed mine. The whole staff is just overly welcoming and helpful. They make an effort to make everyone feel special.
My physical therapist recommended chiropractic adjustment because my back & neck pain wouldn’t go away. I wish I started going to Westwood Family Chiropractic earlier; Dr. Jett Kathy Gurman are the only ons who have been able to help alleviate much of the pain. Both teach in free on site workshops as well in order to keep their patients healthy and well adjusted. Their hours are convenient as well.
Dr. Jett and Dr. Cathy are awesome! I began going there at the urging of many family members despite not having any issues. I didn’t think it was possible to feel better but I do. I highly recommend them to everyone!
Love. Love. Love everyone at Westwood Family Chiropractic, so welcoming and happy. So happy to be part of the family there!
Such a wonderful group of people! Always leave feeling loved and fantastic!
My whole family has been going here for a number of years, including my 4yo and 7yo. I went to get rid of my weekly headaches, which are now gone. I thought I was getting them from caffeine and stress. My neck was out of alignment and now that it’s corrected, I feel great. I also had an incident from tossing my daughter up on my shoulders. I couldn’t move without severe pain, which was also cured within 2 visits to Dr. Jett. My wife has gone to them for 20 years.
Dr Jett and Dr Cathy run a warm and friendly practice. We bring our 3 and 6 year old kids. They’ve been going for a couple years. Being proprly adjusted helps keep them healthy. My visits have saved me a fortune in my Advil bill. I had weekly headaches that are now gone. They have frequent clinics if you want to learn more about chiropractic and how to take care of yourself. Last month i met a senior there that jogged to the door. She told me she couldn’t walk a few feet prior to visiting Dr Jett.
Shout out to Dr. Cathy for accommodating me on Thursday. I had a headache for two days following a visit to the gym on Tuesday to do a circuit workout. I was thinking I perhaps did something wrong and called wwfc to see if they could see me on my lunch hour even though I did not have an appointment and was told “sure”. I went and got my adjustment thus leading to the end of my very long headache. I am most grateful and there is definitely validity to the benefits of chiropractic care! And further to being a part of the wwfc family! Like a family member they are always there for you- they got your back! Literally!!
Before going to Westwood Family Chiropractic, I visited a couple other local offices and have never received the care that I receive by Dr. Jett and Dr. Cathy. I’ve never felt comfortable or received relief in my upper back and neck from another doctor. They put me on a reasonable schedule and adjusted as they saw fit. They track my progress and make sure that I am moving in the right direction in order to have a fully adjusted body and life. I appreciate that they don’t only adjust you, but educate you, so you truly understand what your body needs. Since getting adjusted regularly, I have had more motion in my neck and as a dance teacher that is extremely important. I have noticed that I do not get sick or stay sick as long while getting regular adjustments. My body is able to recuperate faster and more efficiently due to the care that I have received. Recently, I have been able to get my husband to come to the office and get checked out. He has suffered with back problems for many years and never thought he would receive any relief. His back is making small strides to get more mobility and less pain since coming to get adjusted. Dr. Jett and Dr. Cathy are the most caring and empathic doctors I have met. They become fully engaged in their patients’ lives and truly care about their progress and well being. Sammy and all the ladies at the front desk are warm and welcoming when you first walk through the door. Other doctors’ offices are stuffy and bland, however, Westwood Family Chiropractic is nothing like that! This office likes to celebrate accomplishments no matter how big or small and make their patients feel comfortable and welcomed. They don’t only help everyone in the family, they become part of your family.
I believe that chiropractic care is the key to not only establishing but maintaining full body health. I have gone to chiropractors on and off since childhood, and the periods of my life during which I received regular adjustments have been the healthiest overall. The most obvious change was how quickly I began to bounce back from the whiplash I got in my car accident. My soreness and tension began to dissipate much sooner than I expected and I was able to continue both of my job with little interruption. I’ve also noticed that I don’t feel as stiff or tense after long hours in the cutting room. When I have a migraine, I’ve noticed that getting an adjustment helps me bounce back much quicker then I was used to! Chiropractic care has changed my life by allowing me to take better control of my body and my health. It helps not only to off-set the particular physical stress of my life style, but to keep me feeling strong even when I don’t feel any pain. Most of the members of my family receive regular adjustments, several of whom visit at this office! I was raised with strong emphasis on a full body health and can say that chiropractic care is deeply embedded in the lifestyle of my immediate and extant family. I would recommend chiropractic care to anyone looking to take active steps toward a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Chiropractic care is not only for those suffering from back pain, or injuries, it is the key to lining a healthy, energized, well balanced life!