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Studies Show Chiropractic Adjustments Beneficial at Preventing Sports Injuries

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Studies Show Chiropractic Adjustments Beneficial at Preventing Sports Injuries

Nashville sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe encounter a large number of sports injuries in our Nashville office, and Sweeney Chiropractic is often able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt each year while participating in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of preventing these types of widespread injuries. One way to potentially achieve that goal, as reported by a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine chiropractic care.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at winning. One specific study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could diminish these injuries and help keep them playing.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study particularly, every one of the players got medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also were given chiropractic sessions at the rate of one session each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the following three months, and one treatment a month for the final 3 months of the study. The other group were given no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.

Following 24 matches, specialists reported a diminished amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Moreover, that very group also missed fewer matches correlated to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to effectively reduce the quantity of leg injuries.

Sweeney Chiropractic Can Help People Find Comfort From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Quicker

If you or your child plays sports and you would like to make sure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the bench, call our Nashville office at (615) 331-7040 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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Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.