Easley athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Young Chiropractic understands this! Young Chiropractic offers individualized, effective Easley chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation tips 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 range of sports. Researchers suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to be followed carefully for heightened risk of pars interarticularis fracture associated with spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. (1) In a new study of 1025 adolescent athletes with low back pain, 30% of them had spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with higher risk were baseball (54%), soccer (48%), and hockey (44%). Females’ top 3 sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic prowess may significantly influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Young Chiropractic that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Easley back pain.
MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS
Easley back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports usually indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these as important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t require such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles in running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Young Chiropractic helps Easley back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.
GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL
A new paper noted that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased suggesting enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Young Chiropractic has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re an athlete or not!
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Patricia Estrada on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Estrada shares how chiropractic care influences the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Young Chiropractic works hard to get our Easley athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.