Although back pain can certainly sideline anyone, it has an even greater effect on athletes who require their body to be in top physical shape to perform. After all, how can you excel at your sport of choice if you’re always in pain and agony? Luckily you don’t have to be, since a recent study reveals that sports injuries can often be effectively treated through chiropractic care.
Ryan C. Petering, MD, and Charles Webb, DO, looked at several studies from a 20 year time span that involved athletes who suffered from various sports-related back injuries and sought treatment as a result. The treatment methods used most often to lessen or eliminate lower back pain included medication, heat, spinal manipulations, and muscle relaxers.
Of all of these, Petering and Webb concluded that chiropractic care was one of the most effective based on the evidence they were provided. One of the distinct advantages this particular treatment method for sports injuries is that it doesn’t have any negative side effects, which cannot necessarily be said about the other pain relief remedies available (other than applying heat to the affected area which was considered a great treatment option as well).
Don’t Live In Pain
So, if you have a sports injury to your lower back, or any other part of your body for that matter, don’t spend your days in pain and your game time on the bench. Make an appointment to see Dr. Green at Chiropractic Care and Rehab in Estero, FL, today and get back into the action!
Petering, R. et al. Treatment Options for Low Back Pain in Athletes. Sports Health Nov 2011; 3(6): 550–555.