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Chiropractic Care Cares for West Palm Beach Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

West Palm Beach athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Chiropractic Care understands this! Chiropractic Care offers personalized, useful West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep participating in what they love to do.

YOUTH ATHLETES, THEIR SPORTS, AND SPONDYLOLYSIS BACK PAIN

Back pain may affect young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed closely for heightened risk of pars interarticularis fracture related to spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. (1) In a new study of 1025 adolescent athletes with low back pain, 30% of them was affected by spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with increased risk were baseball (54%), soccer (48%), and hockey (44%). Females’ top three sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic ability may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Chiropractic Care that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with West Palm Beach back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

West Palm Beach back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on after a particular seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in baseball batting or pitching practice, soccer shooting practice, and volleyball spiking practice. Running track and field doesn’t require such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Chiropractic Care helps West Palm Beach back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A current paper explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased suggesting enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Chiropractic Care has more information on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are an athlete or not!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Patricia Estrada on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Estrada shares how chiropractic care impacts the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Chiropractic Care works hard to get our West Palm Beach athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Chiropractic Care treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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