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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Cares for McHenry Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

McHenry athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows this! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers individualized, useful McHenry chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation tips to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect 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 closely for increased 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 was affected by spondylolysis. By sport, males’ top 3 sports with increased 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 OrthoIllinois Chiropractic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when experiencing McHenry back pain.


McHenry back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a particular really non-hurtful 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 does not require such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of athletes who run are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps McHenry back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes the same.


A current paper explained that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased indicating enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – provided a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has more information 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic works hard to get our McHenry athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and safely as possible.

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