We deal with a good deal of sports injuries in our Roselle clinic, and Dr. Ahmed is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital reports 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 hurt every 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 approach to potentially achieve that goal, as reported by a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at winning. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic therapy could cut down on these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study specifically, every one of the volunteers was given medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of one treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the following three months, and one session per month for the last 3 months of the study. The other participants had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Following twenty-four matches, researchers noticed a diminished amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that same group also missed fewer matches correlated to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to come to the conclusion that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically lessen the number of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you want to make sure more time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Roselle office at (630) 295-8851 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!