Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Cares for Pensacola Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Pensacola athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center understands this! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers individualized, effective Pensacola chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to avoid future back pain and keep participating in what they love to do.


Back pain may grip young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed carefully for increased risk of pars interarticularis fracture associated with spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. (1) In a new study of 1025 adolescent athletes with low back pain, 30% of them had spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with higher risk were baseball (54%), soccer (48%), and hockey (44%). Females’ top three sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic ability may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Pensacola back pain.


Pensacola back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after a certain really non-hurtful move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in baseball batting or pitching practice, soccer shooting practice, and volleyball spiking practice. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles in athletes who run are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center helps Pensacola back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.


A new paper noted that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has more info on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are an athlete or not!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Patricia Estrada on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Estrada shares how chiropractic care benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works hard to get our Pensacola athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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