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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Cares for Fort Wayne Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

October 11, 2019

Fort Wayne athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows this! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers personalized, effective Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their sports with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect 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 closely for increased 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 was affected by spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three 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 ability may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Fort Wayne back pain.


Fort Wayne back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a particular really benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually 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, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, placing them at risk 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.


A current paper 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 increased indicating improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 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 makes great effort to get our Fort Wayne athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

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