We see a lot of sports injuries in our Mauldin office, and Dr. Izquierdo is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are hurt each year while playing sports. Add that to the nearly 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 begin to see the necessity of minimizing these types of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, according to a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are commonplace, often sidelining the players and affecting their team's odds of winning. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic care could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study particularly, all of the players received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also were given chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the final three months of the study. The other group were given no chiropractic intervention at all and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic.
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 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 dramatically lessen the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to ensure more time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Mauldin office at (864) 627-4325 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!