We deal with a good deal of sports injuries in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island clinic, and Dr. Fritz is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Childrens Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 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 start to see the necessity of minimizing these sorts of widespread injuries. One approach to possible realize that goal, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's likelihood of winning. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic care could lessen these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study in particular, all of the players was given medical treatment. In addition, half of them also were given chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 session per week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one session each month for the remaining three months of the study. The remaining group had no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic care.
After 24 matches, scientists reported a lessened amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that very group also missed fewer matches connected to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to dramatically diminish the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to ensure more time is spent on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Jacksonville and Fleming Island office at (904) 425-9060 and schedule an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!