Spine & Sports Rehab Center Cares for Baton Rouge Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Baton Rouge athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows this! Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers individualized, effective Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to avoid future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may grip young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to be followed closely 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 three sports with higher 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 prowess may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Spine & Sports Rehab Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with 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 often indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be important 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 doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles in 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps Baton Rouge back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A recent article explained 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 almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center has more information 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 along with rehabilitative care. Spine & Sports Rehab Center makes great effort to get our Baton Rouge athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

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