Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Cares for Fort Wayne Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain 10/11/2019Fort Wayne athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands this! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers individualized, effective Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their sports 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 grip young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers suggest 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 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 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 just goes to show Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Fort Wayne back pain. MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS Fort Wayne back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often indicated that 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 does not require such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, placing them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps Fort Wayne back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same. GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL A recent article explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has more information on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are an athlete or not! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc works hard to get our Fort Wayne athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible. « View All Spine Articles"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. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."