We see a good deal of sports injuries in our Jenks clinic, and Dr. Bogan is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are hurt each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 2 million adults injured each year while taking part in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the necessity of preventing these types of common injuries. One approach to possible achieve that goal, according to a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to engage in regular chiropractic treatments.
In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are common, frequently sidelining the players and affecting their team's chance at winning. One particular study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see whether chiropractic could reduce these injuries and help keep them in the game.
For this study specifically, every one of the players was given medical treatment. Additionally, half of them also received chiropractic sessions at the rate of one treatment per week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the final three months of the study. The remaining participants were given no chiropractic intervention at all and acted as the control group to assess the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
After twenty-four matches, researchers noticed a reduced 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 dramatically lessen the quantity of leg injuries.
If you or your child are active in sports and you want to ensure greater time is spent on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Jenks office at (918) 832-7880 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!