Vancouver Spine Care Centre Cares for Vancouver Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Vancouver athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows this! Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers individualized, useful Vancouver chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation tips to escape future back pain and keep doing 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 propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to be followed carefully 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 3 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 prowess may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Vancouver Spine Care Centre that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Vancouver back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Vancouver back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after 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 key 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 does not demand such motions, and running athletes are seen 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps Vancouver back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A recent article explained that endurance athletes has 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 impacts the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Vancouver Spine Care Centre works hard to get our Vancouver athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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