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Watertown Wellness Center Cares for Watertown Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Watertown athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Watertown Wellness Center understands this! Watertown Wellness Center offers personalized, useful Watertown chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation tips 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 variety of sports. Researchers suggest 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 was affected by spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with increased 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 Watertown Wellness Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Watertown back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Watertown back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a certain really non-hurtful move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen 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 seen with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Watertown Wellness Center helps Watertown back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A current article explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated suggesting improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Watertown Wellness Center has more info 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 Watertown chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Watertown Wellness Center makes great effort to get our Watertown athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

Watertown Wellness Center treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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