Augusta athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands this! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers personalized, useful Augusta chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their sports 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 variety of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed carefully for increased 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 3 sports with increased 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 impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Augusta back pain.
MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS
Augusta back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after a certain really 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 key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field does not require such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps Augusta back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.
GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL
A current paper noted that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are an athlete or not!
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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 Augusta chiropractic appointment 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic makes great effort to get our Augusta athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.