We deal with a several of sports injuries in our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch clinic, and Dr. Kasprack is usually able to assist these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and younger are injured each year while playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt annually while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the importance of minimizing these types of common injuries. One way to possible achieve that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at securing a win. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic adjustments could lessen these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study specifically, every one of the participants received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also were given chiropractic treatments at the rate of 1 session each week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one session a month for the last 3 months of the study. The other group had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic care.
Following twenty-four matches, specialists reported a reduced amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had been given chiropractic care. Additionally, that same group also missed fewer matches related 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 diminish the number of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to make sure greater time is dedicated on the field versus on the bench, call our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch office at (662) 890-0012 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!