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 were a previous episode
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 documented
as using a variety of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
new survey of these physicians found that 88% of the
11% who answered 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 recommended were
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga.
Another study reported that 53.1% of physicians recommended
at least one such CAM approach in the past year.
Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most advocated.
Family/general family practice physicians suggested
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. More female than male
physicians were more prone 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 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.
Tonawanda CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis evolves later in life yet is
preventable by modifying 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 consist of increased
dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation sees quite a few osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are prepared to help with treatment and prevention approaches.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
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chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation.