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 occurrence
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 are documented
as using a variety of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
recent survey of these physicians reported that 88% of the
11% who answered that they had suggested
CAM had done so for at least one type of CAM in the last 12 months.
The top 3 types of CAM recommended were
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga.
Another study reported that 53.1% of physicians recommended
at least one such CAM option in the past year.
Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most advocated.
Family/general family practice physicians suggested
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. Female more than male physicians were more prone to
recommend massage, herbs/supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and
mind-body therapies. (3)
Our chiropractic clinic welcomes all
referrals and appreciates that our chiropractic spinal
manipulation is high on 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 return to their sports using
the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis evolves later in life yet is
preventable by adjusting diet and lifestyle starting
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 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) Chiropractic Solutions sees many osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are prepared to help with treatment and prevention approaches.
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