We encounter a large number of sports injuries in our Mt Sterling office, and Linton Spine & Joint Chiropractic Center is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and younger are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults injured every year while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of minimizing these types of common injuries. One approach to possible achieve that goal, as reported by a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's likelihood of winning. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic therapy could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study particularly, every one of the volunteers got medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment a month for the remaining 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 adjustments.
After 24 matches, researchers reported a lessened number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Furthermore, that very group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically lessen the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to make sure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Mt Sterling office at (859) 499-1009 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!