It isn’t uncommon for athletes to experience back pain as a result of a sports injury at some point in their career. And, with so many treatment options available, it can be hard to decide which one may offer the best results.
However, new evidence puts chiropractic care at the top of list, getting you back into the game quicker and with less pain – making a visit with your Estero chiropractor a must!
The Research is Clear
Researchers reviewed a number of studies which spanned a 20-year time frame to look at various conservative treatment methods for sports injuries that brought about back pain. Some of the treatments reviewed included laser, medication, spinal manipulations, acupuncture, massage, lumbar supports, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, just to name a few, and spinal manipulations clearly came out on top.
Part of the reason that chiropractic care is so beneficial to athletes (both with and without back pain) is that it helps you keep a full range of motion, which is important no matter what the sport. It also strengthens your back so that another injury does not occur easily, allowing you to stay in the game versus sitting on the bench in pain. Further, it offers no negative side effects (which some other treatment options cannot say the same), making it one of the top methods for athletes who want a complete recovery.
Don’t let a sports injury sideline you. Call today and make an appointment with Dr. Green, your Estero chiropractor who is committed to helping you be the best athlete you can be!
Petering R (MD) and Webb C (DO). Treatment options for low back pain in athletes. Sports Health. Nov 2011; 3(6): 550–555.