We come across a large number of sports injuries in our Rockville clinic, and Dr. Aazami is usually able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital reports that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are hurt each year while playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults injured annually while participating in sports-related activities, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of preventing these sorts of widespread injuries. One way to potentially achieve that goal, as stated in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in routine chiropractic care.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's odds of securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them playing.
For this study specifically, every one of the players was given medical treatment. In addition, half of them also engaged in chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment per month for the last 3 months of the study. The remaining participants were given no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic care.
Following twenty-four matches, specialists reported a diminished number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that same group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be made an addition to sports training programs to effectively lessen the amount of leg injuries.
If you or your child plays sports and you would like to ensure more time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our Rockville office at (240) 221-2666 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!