Chiropractic for Injury Prevention in Gig Harbor

Chiropractic for Injury Prevention in Gig Harbor

Chiropractic Gig Harbor WA Injury Prevention

Our bodies are very complex and amazing. They help us do a lot of things from the very basic eating, sleeping, breathing, etc to the more complex things like dancing, calisthenics, acrobatics, gymnastics, etc. Our bodies are things of immense wonder and a hub of talents waiting to be explored. These are all hidden within our bodies and need to be explored and harnessed to be utilized to maximum potential in Gig Harbor. This, of course, means putting our bodies in different positions, pushing different limits, and trying out a lot of different things.

Injury Prevention in Gig Harbor

These things might not always turn out to be great, and we might end up pushing our body a little more than it should’ve been pushed. There might’ve been a situation wherein a little accidental step or move or wrong time/ wrong place thing might’ve taken place and our bodies were damaged.

These damages given or done to our bodies are called injuries. These damages can be from accidents, falls, hits, weapons, tripping, etc., and can range from simple light pain to life-threatening levels of bodily damage.

The treatments for injuries can vary from icing the area to needing proper and immediate medical doctor’s attention.

The symptoms and feelings of different injuries also vary according to the injury, but the most common symptoms of an injury can be:

  • Abrasions
  • Bleeding
  • Deformity of a kind
  • Skin reddening
  • Swelling
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Pain
  • Reduced mobility
  • Possible discoloration

There are certain symptoms of life-threatening injuries as well, such as:

  • Non-reactivity to light or abnormal pupil size (too small or too big)
  • Bleeding heavily
  • Abdominal trauma while pregnant
  • Change of color of the nails and lips to a bluish shade
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Chest pain/ tightness
  • Paralysis of body or body part
  • Difficulty breathing/ choking
  • Severe trauma like burns, hard injuries to the head, neck, or spine, bone deformity like breaking or cracking, eye injuries
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody stools
  • Weak pulse or lack of pulse

There can be many causes for different injury types. The most common ones include:

  • Violence
  • Accidents
  • Bites/ stings
  • Burns
  • Drowning
  • Falls
  • Impacts
  • Overexertion of body
  • Exposures to poisons or chemicals
  • Sports or athletic incidents leading to bodily damage.

There can be risk factors for injuries as well, though, anyone can get injured. Some risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Chronic illnesses/ disorders
  • Certain medications
  • Drug/ alcohol abuse
  • Distraction
  • Physical limitations, like hearing, seeing, etc.
  • Refusal to follow protective protocols

These are just generalized and injuries can and do happen to everyone at some point in life.
Chiropractors are extremely helpful in their prevention of certain injuries from taking place. They are especially skilled in preventing injuries of the spine, neck, shoulder, ankle, and knee. They ensure that the bones are properly aligned and coordinating properly and this helps the body move better, as a whole, reducing chances of injuries.

It also improves mental alertness, increases strength, and reduces risks and symptoms from chronic health conditions, making it a lot less likely to get injured. Chiropractic care also helps reduce the tension in the body, making it move more fluidly and also reducing the chances of overexertion. Chiropractic uses the body’s mechanism to heal the body, making it a lot more independent and ensuring the better functionality of the body’s immune system, also helping reduce injury rates.

There are a lot of benefits of chiropractic and preventing injuries is just one of the many.
So, if there are any conditions in your body that you are concerned about or want to prevent the occurrence of any future injuries, chiropractic care is the way to go.

Happy healing!


9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm


Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972