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Manahawkin Chiropractic Center Cares for Manahawkin Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Manahawkin athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands this! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers personalized, useful Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes experiencing back pain to their sports with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation tips to avoid future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed closely 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 increased risk were baseball (54%), soccer (48%), and hockey (44%). Females’ top 3 sports were gymnastics (34%), marching band (31%), and softball (30%). Geography and level of athletic prowess may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Manahawkin Chiropractic Center that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when experiencing Manahawkin back pain.


Manahawkin 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 as important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field does not require such motions, yet running athletes are seen with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles in running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps Manahawkin back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A recent paper explained that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased indicating improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works hard to get our Manahawkin athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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