Cross Chiropractic Center Cares for Sandy Springs Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Sandy Springs athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Cross Chiropractic Center knows this! Cross Chiropractic Center offers personalized, useful Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to avoid future back pain and keep doing 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 needs to be followed closely for heightened risk of pars interarticularis fracture associated with 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 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 ability may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Cross Chiropractic Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Sandy Springs back pain.


Sandy Springs back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a particular seemingly 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 important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center helps Sandy Springs back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.


A current article explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was elevated suggesting enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center 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 influences the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Sandy Springs 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. Cross Chiropractic Center works hard to get our Sandy Springs athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

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