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Sports Injuries Specialist

Centennial Medical Group -  - Interventional Pain Management

Centennial Medical Group

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Participating in sports is a great way to stay healthy. However, if you suffer a sports injury, the resulting pain can be difficult to manage. At Centennial Spine and Pain, with offices on Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, the experienced medical team offers on-site diagnostic testing and customized treatment services for a variety of sports injuries. They focus on helping you heal so you can get back to the game you love as soon as possible. Call the Centennial Spine and Pain office nearest you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation today or book an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are common sports injuries?

While you can injure just about any part of your body when playing sports, the most common types of sports injuries involve injuries to the back and neck.

The team at Centennial Spine and Pain specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries like:

Neck injuries

Playing football or other contact sports can increase your risk for injuries to your cervical (neck) spine and the surrounding soft tissues.

Lower back injuries

Lower back injuries are common in many sports that require repetitive movements or twisting motions. If you lift weights or participate in other weight-loading sports, you may also be at increased risk for lower back injuries ranging from strains to herniated discs.

Upper back injuries

Upper back injuries that affect your mid (thoracic) spine can include rib fractures from contact sports and muscle strains from sports like swimming, tennis, and skiing.

When should I seek medical help for sports injuries?

After any type of sports injury, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Centennial Spine and Pain. Even minor injuries can cause major complications, especially if they involve your spine.

The team uses on-site diagnostic imaging tests and performs a physical exam to identify the type of injury you have and its severity. The results of these tests also help the physicians customize a treatment plan to minimize your pain and ensure you heal fully before you return to the game.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your treatment plan for a sports injury may initially include rest, lifestyle modifications, and physical therapy.

If you have pain that interferes with your mobility, you may need:

  • Medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

If you have a serious spine injury, you may need spine surgery to repair damage or to implant a spinal stimulation device. Centennial Spine and Pain can often use minimally invasive techniques to make repairs without damaging surrounding tissue.

The medical team also monitors your healing after the injury and can recommend the right time to resume your usual activities and safely return to your favorite sport.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a sports injury, call the office nearest you today or book a consultation online.