Experiencing an injury during a sports game is nearly inevitable, which is the number one reason why it’s crucial that you take precautions in regards to the possibility of injuries. Admittedly, not all sports target the same body parts. Knowing this fact alone is not enough. It’s imperative to put that knowledge into practice. Therefore, it is crucial to make use of various preventative methods for the various sports.
In any sport-related activity, injuries to any area of the spine are possible. Below is a list of injuries you are subject to in any type of sport.
Lower Back Injury
Did you know that nearly 20% of all sports-related injuries involve the lower back or neck? Sports that require athletes to twist their lower back, such as one in which they have to load weights at the end of a range of motion, can result in a lower back injury. These types of sports include:
Upper Back Injury
Upper back injuries are less common due to the fact that this area of the spine isn’t as movable and includes extra support. However, the chance still remains that an athlete can experience rib fractures, intercostal neuralgia, or intercostal muscle strains. These athletes may be involved in the following sports:
- Weight training with rotation
Your neck is the most fragile part of your body. Regular participation in sports can inflict a lot of strain on the muscles and ligaments in your neck. There is even a possibility that you may, at times, overextend your neck muscles, resulting in whiplash. The sports that may cause these types of injuries can include:
- Martial arts
Keeping Your Child Safe from Sports Injuries
We understand the fact that each parent wishes for nothing more than the best for their child. This means that you desire for them to enjoy their childhood, experiencing things that you may not have had the chance to. However, there’s one thing that you don’t wish upon them and that is pain from a bodily injury.
Of course, this would mean that they receive proper care and treatment for any sport-related injury. It also includes taking extra preventative measures to aid in avoiding the possibility of injury.
If your child at any point experiences one of the aforementioned injuries, do not hesitate to consult an upper cervical chiropractor. Here at Advanced Spinal Care, we are trained to detect and care for any sort of misalignment incurred by an injury. With gentle techniques to correct the misalignment, we can ensure your child is back at it in no time!
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