CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR
SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Adult athletes commonly experience back pain with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The annual
prevalence was 51%.
Risk factors included a previous episode
of low back pain, high training volume, and times of load increase
and exposure to such. (1) What are
treatment options? Physician members of the American
Medical Society for Sports Medicine reported using a number of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
recent survey of these physicians reported 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 recommended
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.
Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis evolves later in life yet is
preventable by adjusting 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 important 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center takes care
of quite a few osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are prepared to help with treatment and prevention strategies.
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chiropractic appointment now with Palmer Chiropractic Center.