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Studies Show Chiropractic Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

Studies Show Chiropractic Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

Burton sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe come across a large number of sports injuries in our Burton clinic, and Dr. Elganainy is often able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and younger are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults hurt every year while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected 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 approach to potentially achieve that goal, as stated in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic treatments.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's odds of securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could cut down on these injuries and help keep them playing.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study particularly, all of the players received medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 session each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one session a month for the last three months of the study. The remaining half had no chiropractic intervention at all and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic.

Following twenty-four matches, specialists noted a diminished number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Furthermore, that very group also missed fewer matches correlated to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to come to the conclusion that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically reduce the quantity of leg injuries.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help Patients Find Relief From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Faster

If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to ensure greater time is spent on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Burton office at (810) 715-7746 and make 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.
January 17, 2022
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