We see a large number of sports injuries in our Jacksonville, FL office, and Dr. Chanatry is generally able to help 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 nearly 2 million adults hurt every 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 common injuries. One way to possible realize 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 injuries are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at securing a win. One specific 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.
For this study specifically, every one of the volunteers received medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also were given chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 session each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the last three months of the study. The remaining half had no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Following 24 matches, specialists noted a lessened 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 conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically decrease the number of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you want to ensure more time is spent on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Jacksonville, FL office at (904) 743-6700 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!