Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Cares for Fernandina Beach Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Fernandina Beach athletes – young and older alike – detest being sidelined from their sports. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows this! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers individualized, useful Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to 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 had spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top three sports with higher 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 influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Amelia Chiropractic Clinic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing Fernandina Beach back pain.


Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on after a particular 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 as key risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic helps Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A new paper noted that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has more info 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 impacts the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic makes great effort to get our Fernandina Beach athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

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