We come across a good deal of sports injuries in our Pinole office, and Dr. Jung is often able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are hurt each year while playing sports. Add that to the close to 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 necessity of preventing these types of widespread injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, according to a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of securing a win. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study in particular, all of the volunteers received medical treatment. In addition, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of one treatment per 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 remaining participants had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic care.
After twenty-four matches, scientists noticed a lessened number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Moreover, that same group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be added to sports training programs to dramatically lessen the number of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to ensure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the bench, call our Pinole office at (510) 243-7500 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!