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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Cares for Carrolltown Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Carrolltown athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows this! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers personalized, useful Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may grip young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers suggest 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 related to spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. (1) In a new study of 1025 adolescent athletes with low back pain, 30% of them was affected by 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 ability may significantly impact the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This tells Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Carrolltown back pain.


Carrolltown back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after a particular really benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these as key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation helps Carrolltown back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A new article 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 signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has more info on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re 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 impacts the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Carrolltown 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works hard to get our Carrolltown athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.

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