Dr. Alex Jimenez, El Paso's Chiropractor
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Crossfit Doctor @ PUSH-as-Rx

Crossfit Doctor: As a doctor of chiropractic (DC), I treat my share of sports injuries. Some come from CrossFit, but we also treat runners, golfers, soccer players, basketball players, football players, wrestlers etc… There is danger in all sports. Certainly some are more dangerous than others but ultimately it is up to each individual to assess their risk/reward ratio and decide what is a good fit for them.

Risks in sports and training: The key factors for most include:

  • Overall musculoskeletal health
  • Respect your limits
  • Well laid out instruction
  • Emphasis on technique, improving mobility and function (especially the limited areas)

Athletes can experience many different benefits from receiving chiropractic care. Adjustments help when treating injuries from high-impact sports such as wrestling, football. But they offer other benefits as well. It’s been shown that high-impact sports can place the same amount of strain on the body as an auto accident. Athletes that get routine adjustments may notice improved athletic performance, range of motion (endurance athletes), improved flexibility, increased blood flow, and suffer fewer injuries. Because spinal adjustments reduce the irritation of nerve roots between the vertebrae, healing time for minor injuries can be shortened, which improves performance.

High-impact and low-impact athletes can benefit from routine spinal adjustments. For the high-impact athlete, it increases performance and flexibility and lowers the risk of injury. For the low-impact athlete (golfers, tennis players, and bowlers), routine adjustments can help relieve the strain placed on the body. Chiropractic offers a natural way to treat and prevent many different injuries and conditions that plague athletes.

Headaches – A Duke University study stated that, “Spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate relief for headaches originating from the neck.”

Shoulder pain – The British Medical Journal found that shoulder manipulation improved the outcomes and reduced pain associated with certain shoulder injuries.

Ankle injuries – Chiropractic care of ankle sprains helped increase motion, lessen pain and provide better ankle function.

Injury prevention – Players who used a regiment of chiropractic care had a fewer number of leg injuries.

Crossfit Doctor: Four Methods Used To Treat Athletes

  • Active Release Technique where massage and stretching are combined with moving the effected joint through a range of motion.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to release tension towards the surface of the muscle using contraction caused by electricity.
  • Functional dry needling where deep trigger points are focused on to release tension in the muscles through stimulation.
  • Graston Technique that uses stainless steel tools to break down scar tissue.

Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement

A DC or crossfit doctor who specializes in treating athletes is prepared to treat the whole person, and tailor a program aimed at injury prevention. Initial evaluations should include traditional orthopedic tests, neurological examinations, and consideration to supplement physical exam findings with any additional diagnostic evaluations. Numerous studies support the fact that chiropractic care helps athletes achieve optimal performance.

Crossfit Doctor: Decrease Pain

The spine is one of the most important physical structures that contains many pain-sensitive tissues: Joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. Any abnormal alignment patterns in the spinal column can place an abnormal amount of stress and strain on any of these tissues. In a recent article reviewing the effectiveness of spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustments were consistently better than other medical options. This is done by reducing the intensity of acute low back pain and restoring normal function for short and long-term effects.

Experts  believe that 90 percent of world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance. All NFL teams rely on DC’s in varying capacities, and a good percent of athletic trainers refer players to a chiropractor for evaluation and treatment. However, one does not have to be an athlete to benefit from regular chiropractic care. Here at Injury Medical, we treat patients from all walks of life, professions and fitness levels.

Most people make the conclusion that a person visiting a chiropractor is doing so for problems with their back or neck. And most people do visit the chiropractor for these reasons. However there is research that people are reaching out to  D.C.’s (crossfit doctor) for other treatments with their muscular-skeletal system, and many of them are young athletes.

Being fit and maintaining a certain level of fitness involves pain. Fitness is both anabolic (building) and catabolic (breaking down) process that occurs in tandem in our muscles and joints. As one enters the weight room or take the first stride of a run, the natural response of physiology takes over and not even professionals are immune to the risk of potential injury.

It is not uncommon to see athletes or elite trainers with muscle or joint issues. They spend countless hours training, building and breaking their bodies down to become exceptional at performing sport specific muscle patterns. Pain is inevitable when pushing your body through physical barriers of performance. It happens to everyone, you’re not alone.

Someone new to a sport or physical activity, pain can be a factor that creates self-defeating thoughts and makes them not want to continue. This type of pain is something that humans are not used to or comfortable with. Muscle soreness lasts a few days, but walking with the soreness for a week after intense leg day can leave emotional wounds. Someone new to exercise associates exercise with pain, which often leads to not wanting to work the training regimen.

A simple solution to this problem is to be patient with your body. Individually, we all require a different amount of time and effort to recover from certain physical break downs. Have faith in the process and develop a team around you of fitness professionals, doctors and a chiropractor (crossfit doctor) who you trust. Most importantly, stay focused on the goal!

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Dr. Alexander Jimenez ♛
Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness Authority ⚕ Healthcare Educator • Injury, Sciatica Specialist • 915-850-0900 📞
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Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Cross-Fit Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

Join us in improving your health for you and your family.

It’s all about: LIVING, LOVING & MATTERING! 🍎

Welcome & God Bless

EL PASO LOCATIONS

Central:
6440 Gateway East, Ste B
Phone: 915-850-0900

East Side:
11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste 128
Phone: 915-412-6677