CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR
SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Adult athletes commonly experience back pain with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The 12-month
prevalence was 51%.
Risk factors were a previous occurrence
of low back pain, high training volume, and times of load increase
and exposure to such. (1) What are
treatment options? Physician members of the American
Medical Society for Sports Medicine reported using a variety of different complementary
alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain problems.
new survey of these physicians found that 88% of the
11% who responded that they had suggested
CAM had done so for at least one type of CAM in the past year.
The top 3 types of CAM suggested were
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga.
Another study stated that 53.1% of physicians recommended
at least one such CAM approach in the past 12 months.
Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation
supplements, yoga, and acupuncture were most recommended.
Family/general family practice physicians recommended
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation most often. Female more 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 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 get back to their sports utilizing
the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Osteoporosis Preventative Diet and Nutrition
Osteoporosis develops later in life yet is
preventable by changing diet and lifestyle starting
in childhood. Improved nutrition and a reduction
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 include increased
dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center sees many osteoporotic patients in our practice and
are here to help with treatment and prevention strategies.
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chiropractic appointment now with Cross Chiropractic Center.