CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Adult athletes commonly experience back pain with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The annual prevalence was 51%.
Risk factors were a previous occurrence of low back pain, high training volume, and times of load increase and exposure to these. (1) What are treatment options? Physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are recorded as using a number of different complementary alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
A new survey of these physicians found that 88% of the 11% who answered that they prescribed CAM had done so for at least one type of CAM in the past year. The top 3 types of CAM suggested were chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga. (2)
Another study stated that 53.1% of physicians advocated at least one such CAM option in the past year. Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
, herbs/non-vitamin supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most advocated. Family/general family practice physicians recommended chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. Female more than male physicians were more likely to recommend massage, herbs/supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and mind-body therapies. (3)
Our chiropractic clinic invites all referrals and is grateful that our chiropractic spinal manipulation tops the list of medical physician referrals! And our Cox® Technic spinal manipulation is safe, gentle and useful.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Leisa Grugula on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson a chiropractic back pain specialist in Arizona who presented a couple cases of athletes with back pain she helped return to their sports using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis evolves later in life yet is preventable by adjusting diet and lifestyle beginning in childhood. Improved nutrition and a decrease in consumption of sugar, saturated fat, sodium, and phosphorous are good starts. Adequate levels of vitamin D and calcium are quite vital along with vitamins K, C, Bs, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, boron, silicon, and manganese. Diet recommendations include increased dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic takes care of quite a few osteoporotic patients in our practice and are prepared to help with treatment and prevention approaches.
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