CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR
SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Low back pain
in adult athletes is common with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The 12-month
prevalence was 51%.
Risk factors included a prior episode
of low back pain, high training volume, and periods of load increase
and exposure to such. (1) How might it be treated? Physician members of the American
Medical Society for Sports Medicine are documented
as using a variety of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain issues.
recent survey of these physicians found that 88% of the
11% who responded that they had 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.
Another study reported that 53.1% of physicians advocated
at least one such CAM approach in the past year.
Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most recommended.
Family/general family practice physicians suggested
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. Female more than male physicians were more prone to
recommend massage, herbs/supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and
mind-body therapies. (3)
Our chiropractic clinic welcomes all
referrals and appreciates that our chiropractic spinal
manipulation is high on the list of medical physician referrals! And
Technic spinal manipulation is safe, gentle and effective.
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 shared a couple cases of
athletes with back pain she helped get back to their sports using
the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis develops later in life yet is
preventable by modifying diet and lifestyle beginning
in childhood. Improved nutrition and a reduction
of sugar, saturated fat, sodium, and phosphorous are good starts. Adequate
levels of vitamin D and calcium are quite important 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center takes care
of many osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are here to help with treatment and prevention approaches.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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chiropractic appointment today with Spine & Sports Rehab Center.