We see a several of sports injuries in our Jonesboro clinic, and Dr. Alpert is often 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 while playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults injured each year while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of minimizing these sorts of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at securing a win. One specific study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic therapy could cut down on these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study particularly, every one of the participants got medical treatment. In addition, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 treatment each week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment a month for the final 3 months of the study. The other half had no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After twenty-four matches, specialists noted a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches correlated 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 effectively decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to ensure more time is spent on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Jonesboro office at (770) 472-8989 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!