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Vancouver Disc Centers Cares for Vancouver Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Vancouver athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Vancouver Disc Centers understands this! Vancouver Disc Centers offers individualized, effective Vancouver chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation tips to avoid future back pain and keep participating in what they love to do.

YOUTH ATHLETES, THEIR SPORTS, AND SPONDYLOLYSIS BACK PAIN

Back pain may affect young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to be followed closely 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 had 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 tells Vancouver Disc Centers that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Vancouver back pain.

MOTIONS INFLUENCING SPONDYLOLYSIS

Vancouver back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a particular really non-hurtful move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports usually indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in baseball batting or pitching practice, soccer shooting practice, and volleyball spiking practice. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to determine why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers helps Vancouver back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.

GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFITS FOR ALL

A current article explained that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased suggesting 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) Vancouver Disc Centers has more information 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 benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Vancouver Disc Centers makes great effort to get our Vancouver athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.

Vancouver Disc Centers cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
 
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