CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Low back pain in adult athletes is common with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The annual prevalence was 51%.
Risk factors included a prior episode of low back pain, high training volume, and periods 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.
A new survey of these physicians reported that 88% of the 11% who answered that they had prescribed 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. (2)
Another study reported that 53.1% of physicians recommended at least one such CAM approach in the past 12 months. Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
, herbs/non-vitamin 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 likely 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 our Cox® 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 return to their sports using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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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 include increased dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic sees many osteoporotic patients in our practice and are prepared to help with treatment and prevention strategies.
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