Apple Country Chiropractic Cares for Williamson Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Williamson athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Apple Country Chiropractic knows this! Apple Country Chiropractic offers individualized, effective Williamson chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more awareness 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 suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed carefully for heightened 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 3 sports with increased 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 Apple Country Chiropractic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Williamson back pain.


Williamson back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports often indicated that repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these to be key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted 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 pushing researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic helps Williamson back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.


A recent paper noted that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was elevated indicating enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic has more detail 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 influences the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Williamson 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. Apple Country Chiropractic works hard to get our Williamson athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

Apple Country Chiropractic treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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