It’s that time of year…football season!
As much as any
other person enjoys football, your McHenry chiropractic physician does,
too. Nevertheless, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic recognizes the stress and strain the sport has
on its players’ spines. The stats about the NFL players injuries like disc
that cause back pain
and neck pain
are stunning. The stats about
the college, high school and younger football players are, too. But the
bottomline for us – football enthusiasts and the rest - is protect your spine
in your game of life
. (Watching football instead of playing it is probably a
great choice for most of us!) Trust your McHenry chiropractor to
examine your spine
and set a healing treatment plan to get rid of any disc
herniation related back pain you have.
Disc herniations in the NFL players are prevalent.
Researchers gathered statistics over 12 football seasons. They recorded 275
disc herniations of which 76% were in the lumbar spine. Most of those were
L5-S1 discs. And the offensive linemen - whose main role is to block - were not too surprisingly the most frequently injured players. (1) Tough position!
The location of the disc herniation affects the amount of time lost during the football
season. Like our McHenry back pain patients who want to know "How long will it be until I feel better?" football players want to know, too. The players with lower back disc herniations missed more playing time
(11 games). That’s more than half of the season! Players with mid-back (thoracic
spine) disc herniations lost the most days overall. Cervical spine disc
herniations kept players from missing the most practices. (1)
To say the least, disc herniations are a significant
cause of injury in the NFL.
Now, are football players that different from the rest of
us? Do disc herniations take us out of our games? Out of work and out of
exercise and out of enjoying life? Yes, they do! So if you’ve ever wanted to be
a football player, a disc herniation will give you something in common.
Football players or McHenry parents, weekend
warriors, and workers can take heart: your McHenry chiropractic
physician is at your service. The hands-on care you’ll receive at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is effective for so many McHenry back pain and neck
pain patients. So contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today about your disc herniation. We’ll
examine you and set a treatment plan to get you back to your game!
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