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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Cares for Toronto Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Toronto athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows this! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers personalized, useful Toronto chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation tips to escape future back pain and keep participating in 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 had spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top 3 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 just goes to show Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Toronto back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Toronto back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in baseball batting or pitching practice, soccer shooting practice, and volleyball spiking practice. Running track and field does not demand such motions, yet running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps Toronto back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A new paper explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased indicating improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re 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 influences the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre works hard to get our Toronto athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.

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