With all the sports in the world it is known that injuries happen while playing sports. Back, neck, legs, feet, shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee injuries are just the beginning of the possible injuries that can happen while playing sports. Some e injuries are more common with a particular sport. For instance, an elbow injury is very common with an athlete that plays tennis. Or knee and shoulder injuries are common with football athletes. When it comes to pain caused by a sport, it can be very stressful as well as painful. Many people find relief from symptoms of a sport injury when seen by a pain management specialist. It is important to understand that a sports injury is a symptom of a medical condition, not a diagnosis itself. A sports injury can be a very difficult thing to deal with. Especially when the sport is your career. It can make simple things like walking, bending, reaching, driving, etc. a very hard task to achieve. People that experience a sports injury with young children can also have difficulty lifting and playing with the children, which may also lead to deeper problems than their sports injury. The person with the sports injury may also begin to feel isolated if they remain inside due to the agonizing pain. Things such as these may later lead to depression. A sports injury may also be a leading cause of lack of sleep. While the victim of the injury is experiencing the agonizing feeling of discomfort, sleep may be the first thing to go. It is wise to get the help necessary to treat the pain as soon as it arises in order to break free from the symptoms they may cause such as those just discussed. If you have been experiencing any type of pain caused by a sports injury and have any questions about how we can help, please feel free to give our scheduling coordinators a call. They are specialized and trained to get you in with one of the board certified pain management physicians that can best be equipped to suit your needs. Once scheduled, if you have had a recent MRI of the injured area and would like us to review the MRI, please remember to bring the films or CD to your appointment. It you have not had an MRI done and your physician feels it is necessary, we have both open and high field closed MRIs available at some of our many locations. Ask for details if a MRI will be necessary for your back pain treatment. We are happy to help. It is our goal to help you get to feel the way you did prior to your sports injury and get back in the game.