TREATMENT FOR ATHLETES
Are you living with back pain? Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it.
More About Back Pain
The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment.
Disc Bulges and Herniations
Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.
It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Livingston will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.
Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
Muscular Sprains and tendon or ligament strains
Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one’s limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.
Stress and Back Pain
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. Back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Dr. Schragen has the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.
If you have questions about how our team at All Pro Health can help you, please schedule a consultation today.
Dr. Todd Schragen is amazing at what he does. I have patella femoral tracking disorder and it was very hard for me to do small tasks, after being treated and using ARP Wave I am now able to do everyday activities. He just started to incorporate ARP Wave into his practice. ARP Wave is one of the best things ever! I highly recommend All Pro Health and their services.
I'm a multisport athlete and I saw Dr. Todd Schragen for a shoulder injury involving several different muscle groups. After just one visit, he had the situation under control so I could start healing. Dr. Schragen has an amazing understanding of athletes and how we train (and sometimes overtrain!) and approaches his treatment plan with the objective of getting you back out doing what you love! He has also devised a daily set of movements to keep his patients tuned up for a long life of activity. This guy is knowledgeable, compassionate and thoroughly understands his practice and patients. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Great experience. Dr. Schragen helped out with a bad sprained foot. He was very accommodating with his schedule and had very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.
Dr. Todd Schragen is fantastic! I am a multi-sport athlete who has beaten up on her body for many years and occasionally need someone to glue me back together. Dr. Schragen is super thorough and really does everything possible to help get you back to doing what you love. He uses the "no stone left unturned" approach and is very knowledgable, professional and fun to work with. I am also a triathlon coach and would have no hesitation recommending All Pro Heath's services to my clients.
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I highly recommend All Pro Health, especially Dr. Schragen! He was attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, & caring! I came in with lower back pain & Dr. Schragen made it his personal mission to have me feeling 100% again. I have already referred several friends and they are amazed at the quality of service. I’m so grateful for everything All Pro Health has done and I will continue to spread the word!
I started going to All Pro Health after having not done any kind of therapy or strengthening for years. Due to my diagnosis, it was assumed that I couldn’t build muscle, but Dr. Todd Schragen was not discouraged and gave his best effort to help me get in the best shape possible. After only a few sessions I felt a dramatic improvement in the way my body felt and operated. He brings both a wealth of knowledge, as well as a great energy. This is definitely the best experience I’ve had with physical therapy and will continue here to keep improving.
Dr. Todd Schragen is truly amazing. I’ve been seeing him since 2012 for various work related injuries and discomforts coming from a physically demanding profession. Time and time again he’s negated all issues and allowed me to effectively do my work. He’s super enthusiastic about what he does and it shows, all you need to do as a patient is follow what he asks you to do diligently and I promise those issues will subside and go away. Thank you Dr. Schragen for the recent help you provided, you’re the man!
Thank you Dr. Todd Schragen for helping me recover from spinal surgery. Your knowledge and attention to detail are amazing and your energy inspiring. Just what I needed to heal my mind and body.
All Pro Health has been great. I have been going for more than a few months now. Dr. Schragen is knowledgeable and dedicated to getting me back to doing what I love. He is constantly thinking of new ways to improve my recovery and quickly adapting to changes. I continue to look forward to going to each session. Highly recommend.
All-Pro Health is a very professional business. I found Dr. Schragen extremely knowledgeable. His goal is to get you feeling better and out doing the activities you love. He also provides you with the knowledge to prevent injuries. He sends you home with ways to recover which allows you to heal quickly and efficiently. He is passionate about what he does and it shows. I highly recommend him for any type of physical therapy. He's very personable and makes you feel very comfortable.
After experiencing pain in my foot and seeing a podiatrist for 8 months without relief, I saw Dr. Todd Schragen and within 10 seconds he identified a bone that was out of place. I was immediately able to walk pain-free again and am completely cured because of his holistic approach of focusing on all areas – from head to toe for posture, stretching and core strength. His energy, finesse and expertise has made all visits enjoyable. Dr. Schragen is my miracle worker!!
I suffer from spinal stenosis. I find the exercises Dr. Schragen has taught me, his soft tissue rub down on my legs, and the ARP device very helpful in giving me back a quality of life. You too can be MEDICINE FREE with the help of Dr. Schragen and All Pro Health.
Awesome results. Dr. Schragen fixed a shoulder injury I had been struggling with for years. Started to feel improvement after first appointment. Would 100% recommend him to anyone else.
Dr.Todd Schragen is amazing all around! I have been working with him for a few months for chronic knee pain. I can say I've had the most relief I have had in years. All Pro Health is very dedicated to their patients, and willing to go above and beyond to meet their patients needs. Very knowledgeable and professional, highly recommended!!!
I recently hurt my back picking up my daughter. After a couple days of my back being in pain I decided to reach out to All Pro Health which a friend of mine referred me to. Dr. Todd Schragen is an excellent doctor. He was able to diagnose the problem and immediately went to work. After my first visit, my back immediately had relief and within a week the pain was completely gone and I started having more mobility. Dr. Schragen has a lot of experience and understands his patients. I've been going for over a month and day by day my mobility has gotten better and its all thanks to Dr. Schragen.
Dr. Todd Schragen helped me a lot with lower back and hip discomfort. Very professional, clean, and a pleasure to do business with. Very easy to schedule and accommodating when you need an un-scheduled visit.
Dr. Todd Schragen is amazing! He listens to your body and breaks everything down step by step to rebuild and reform. Very knowledgeable and great energy!
Dr. Todd Schragen is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable in his craft. His patience and persistence are reassuring and he prioritizes the patients needs, dedicating his time and attention, which is uncommon in almost any practice setting. I am thrilled with my results and would highly recommend him to anyone for treatment, maintenance or proficiency of movement. Dr. Schragen’s goal is overall functional health and it is apparent in his application to each case. If you’re an athlete, a couch potato or somewhere in between, and just want to remain injury free, definitely come here!