New Hampshire Spine and Sport Cares for Southern New Hampshire Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

October 11, 2019

Southern New Hampshire athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows this! New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers personalized, effective Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation tips to avoid future back pain and keep participating in what they love to do.


Back pain may affect young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers propose 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 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 prowess may significantly influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show New Hampshire Spine and Sport that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when suffering with Southern New Hampshire back pain.


Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports usually 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, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in athletes who run are similar to the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.


A current article explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was elevated indicating enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport has more detail on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are 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 impacts the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Southern New Hampshire 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport works hard to get our Southern New Hampshire athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.