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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Cares for Brooks Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Brooks athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows this! Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers individualized, useful Brooks chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to avoid future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.

YOUTH ATHLETES, THEIR SPORTS, AND SPONDYLOLYSIS BACK PAIN

Back pain may grip young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed carefully for heightened risk of pars interarticularis fracture related to 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Brooks back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Brooks back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on after a particular really non-hurtful move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually 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 require such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, placing them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A recent article noted that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased signifying improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic has more information 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 benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Soft Health and Healing Clinic makes great effort to get our Brooks athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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