Palmer Chiropractic Center Cares for Lynchburg Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Lynchburg athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Palmer Chiropractic Center understands this! Palmer Chiropractic Center offers individualized, effective Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep participating in what they love to do.


Back pain may affect 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 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 3 sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic prowess may significantly influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Palmer Chiropractic Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Lynchburg back pain.


Lynchburg back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on after a particular really 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 as important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t require such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of athletes who run are similar to the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center helps Lynchburg back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A new paper explained that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased suggesting enhanced 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 preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center has more info 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 Lynchburg chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Palmer Chiropractic Center works hard to get our Lynchburg athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

Palmer Chiropractic Center treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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