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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Cares for Baton Rouge Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

October 11, 2019

Baton Rouge athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows this! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers personalized, effective Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation tips to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may grip 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 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 tells Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Baton Rouge back pain.


Baton Rouge back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a particular seemingly non-hurtful 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 to be key 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 does not demand such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, placing them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers helps Baton Rouge back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A recent paper noted that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated suggesting enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re 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 benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Baton Rouge 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. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers works hard to get our Baton Rouge athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.