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 occurrence
of low back pain, high training volume, and times of load increase
and exposure to these. (1) How might it be treated? Physician members of the American
Medical Society for Sports Medicine are recorded
as using a number of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain issues.
recent survey of these physicians reported that 88% of the
11% who replied that they suggested
CAM had done so for at least one type of CAM in the last 12 months.
The top 3 types of CAM suggested were
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga.
Another study stated that 53.1% of physicians recommended
at least one such CAM option in the past 12 months.
Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most advocated.
Family/general family practice physicians recommended
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. Female more than male physicians were more prone to
suggest massage, herbs/supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and
mind-body therapies. (3)
Our chiropractic clinic welcomes all
referrals and appreciates that our chiropractic spinal
manipulation tops the list of medical physician referrals! And
Technic spinal manipulation is safe, gentle and useful.
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.
Toronto CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis evolves later in life yet is
preventable by changing diet and lifestyle starting
in childhood. Improved nutrition and a reduction
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 include increased
dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre takes care
of many osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are prepared to help with treatment and prevention strategies.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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chiropractic appointment today with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.