August 13, 2013

picture of man playing tennisYoung Chiropractic loves its athletic patients! Athletes are tuned into their bodies and their sports and want to keep going. Young Chiropractic loves it! The chiropractic treatment plan for our Easley neck pain and back pain patients always includes patient participation. And this latest research about tennis players and their serves intrigued us.

This new study of tennis players and back pain points to a link between back pain, the kinematics of the serve and the range of motion it demands. Interestingly, all the tennis players in one study reached the end of their lumbar spine range of motion while serving. (1) Wow! That’s pushing the spine! Coaches may want to help their players adapt their serves to protect their spines. Chiropractors like your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic may play a consulting role with such Easley athletic players on how to best perform without risking their spines.

And this is what chiropractors do for all their patients. Your Easley chiropractor wants to be sure you perform at your ultimate capacity without risking the integrity of your spine and its normal kinematics. This goes for golfers, runners, marathoners and weekend warriors. The spine is a delicate system that must be respected, protected and nurtured so that it is able to perform up to par for your entire life.

Your Easley chiropractic physician at Young Chiropractic is your spine care partner whether you have back pain or neck pain or don’t. Our chiropractic care is for you, to relieve back or neck pain and prevent it. Contact us today for a kinematic evaluation to keep your game – tennis, golf, basketball or whatever – up to par!