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Research Shows Chiropractic Adjustments Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

Burton, MI sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe come across a large number of sports injuries in our Burton, MI office, and Dr. Elganainy is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt every year while participating in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of preventing these sorts of widespread injuries. One way to potentially achieve that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic treatments.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of winning. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study in particular, all of the players was given medical treatment. In addition, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of one treatment per week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one session each month for the final 3 months of the study. The other participants were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic.

Following 24 matches, researchers reported a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that very group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to come to the conclusion that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to effectively lessen the amount of leg injuries.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Quicker

If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to make sure more time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Burton, MI office at (810) 715-7746 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!

References

  • Hoskins, W, & Pollard, H. (2010, April 8). The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11(64), doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-64
  • Misra, A. (2014, March 17). Common sports injuries: Incidence and average charges. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Stanford Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Sports injury statistics.
February 15, 2021
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