We come across a good deal of sports injuries in our Lenexa office, and Dr. Isom is often able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the almost 2 million adults hurt annually while taking part in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of minimizing these types of widespread injuries. One way to potentially achieve that goal, as reported by a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's odds of securing a win. One specific study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study particularly, every one of the volunteers was given medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also engaged in chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first 6 weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the remaining 3 months of the study. The other group had no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and were used as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Following 24 matches, specialists noted a lessened number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that very 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 dramatically decrease the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to ensure greater time is dedicated on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Lenexa office at (913) 735-9565 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!