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Spinal Care Clinic Cares for Burlington and Hamilton Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Burlington and Hamilton athletes – young and older alike – detest being sidelined from their sports. Spinal Care Clinic understands this! Spinal Care Clinic offers personalized, useful Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.

YOUTH ATHLETES, THEIR SPORTS, AND SPONDYLOLYSIS BACK PAIN

Back pain may grip young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to be followed closely 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 was affected by spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with increased risk were baseball (54%), soccer (48%), and hockey (44%). Females’ top 3 sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic prowess may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Spinal Care Clinic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Burlington and Hamilton back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a certain really benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies often indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these as key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of 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) Spinal Care Clinic helps Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A recent 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 signifying improved 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 blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Spinal Care Clinic has more information 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 benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Spinal Care Clinic works hard to get our Burlington and Hamilton athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

Spinal Care Clinic treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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