Can a Chiropractor Help My Child with a Football Injury?
The short answer is yes, a chiropractor is often the best specialist to see if your child has suffered a neck or back injury from football. If you have a child that hurt their neck or back while playing football, we can probably help. Football is one of the highest contact sports played in high school, college and professionally. Players are required to put their bodies through great amounts of trauma and are at a high risk of being injured during the course of the game. One of the most common long-term injuries that come from playing football is chronic back pain and chronic neck pain. This pain in the neck or back comes from being constantly hit and tackled. Oftentimes, the force is so great that the player’s neck suffers a whiplash type injury.
Many of these young athletes are treated with massage therapy, pain pills, anti-inflammatory medication, and even steroid injections. Many will see their athletic trainer to be “stretched out”, but what many players do not realize, is that chiropractic care can help greatly in the rehabilitation of football and other sports related injuries.
An NFL study asked athletic trainers how often they recommended chiropractic care to their players. Seventy-seven percent of trainers questioned stated that they have referred a player to a chiropractor to seek care. In fact, 31% of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff.¹ The majority of players that go to a chiropractor complain of lower back pain and neck pain. Chiropractors are trained in the treatment of sports injuries; in fact most of the sports injuries resemble injuries chiropractors see with their auto accident patients. Being stretched and adjusted by a chiropractor helps reduce the pain and stress on the injured player’s body and can help them stay in great shape to continue playing and prevent future impairment.
Why Choose the Chiropractic Center of Bristol?
At the Chiropractic Center of Bristol, in Bristol, CT, we pride ourselves in the care of all kinds of patients, whether kids, adults, seniors, athletes, etc. Our highly educated, friendly, and caring doctors and staff are happy to help, and will always provide you with the best care possible.
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¹ Journal of Manipul Phys Ther – The use and role of sport chiropractors in the national football league: a short report