Nashua athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Moriarty Chiropractic understands this! Moriarty Chiropractic offers individualized, effective Nashua chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas 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 affect young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers propose 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 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 three sports with higher 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 influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Moriarty Chiropractic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Nashua back pain.
MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS
Nashua back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after a particular really benign 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 to be key 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 doesn’t require such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic helps Nashua back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.
GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL
A current paper noted that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated signifying improved 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 blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are an athlete or not!
CONTACT Moriarty Chiropractic
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 Nashua chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Moriarty Chiropractic makes great effort to get our Nashua athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.