Research Shows Chiropractic Care Beneficial at Preventing Sports Injuries

Henderson, NV sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe come across a large number of sports injuries in our Henderson, NV clinic, and Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda is usually able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 2 million adults injured annually while taking part in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of minimizing these sorts of widespread injuries. One way to possible realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic treatments.

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

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study particularly, all of the volunteers was given medical treatment. In addition, half of them also received chiropractic treatments at the rate of one treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the following three months, and one session each month for the last three months of the study. The other half had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic care.

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

Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Faster

If you or your child are active in sports and you want to ensure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the bench, call our Henderson, NV office at (702) 990-2225 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.
October 15, 2018
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