We come across a lot of sports injuries in our Jacksonville, FL office, and Dr. Chanatry is often able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are injured each year while playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults hurt every year while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the necessity of minimizing these types of common injuries. One approach to potentially realize that goal, as reported by 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 affecting their team's chance at securing a win. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study in particular, all of the participants was given medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly treatments for the following three months, and one session each month for the last three months of the study. The other group were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Following twenty-four matches, researchers noted a lessened amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Moreover, that very group also missed fewer matches connected 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 lessen the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you want to make sure more time is spent on the field versus on the bench, call our Jacksonville, FL office at (904) 743-6700 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!