Healthy News - November 2020 CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATION FOR SPORTS-RELATED BACK PAIN Low back pain in adult athletes is common with a lifetime prevalence of 63%. The annual prevalence was 51%. Risk factors included a prior episode of low back pain, high training volume, and periods of load increase and exposure to these. (1) What are treatment options? Physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are recorded as using a number of different complementary alternative medicine treatments for sports related pain issues. A recent survey of these physicians reported that 88% of the 11% who replied that they suggested CAM had done so for at least one type of CAM in the last 12 months. The top 3 types of CAM recommended were chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/electroacupuncture and yoga. (2) Another study stated that 53.1% of physicians advocated at least one such CAM option in the past 12 months. Massage therapy, chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, herbs/non-vitamin 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 prone 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 tops the list of medical physician referrals! And our Cox® 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 return to their sports using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne 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 decrease in consumption of sugar, saturated fat, sodium, and phosphorous are good starts. Adequate levels of vitamin D and calcium are quite vital along with vitamins K, C, Bs, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, fluorine, boron, silicon, and manganese. Diet recommendations consist of increased dairy, fish, fruits, and vegetables intake. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC takes care of quite a few osteoporotic patients in our practice and are ready to help with treatment and prevention approaches. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."