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 included a prior 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 documented as using a number of different complementary alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
A new survey of these physicians found 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. (2)
Another study reported that 53.1% of physicians advocated at least one such CAM option in the past 12 months. Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
, herbs/non-vitamin supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most advocated. Family/general family practice physicians suggested 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 welcomes all referrals and appreciates that our chiropractic spinal manipulation tops 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 presented 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 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 important along with vitamins K, C, Bs, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, boron, silicon, and manganese. Diet recommendations consist of increased dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport takes care of many osteoporotic patients in our practice and are ready to help with treatment and prevention strategies.
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