Layden Chiropractic Cares for Plainville Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Plainville athletes – young and older alike – hate to be sidelined from their sports. Layden Chiropractic knows this! Layden Chiropractic offers personalized, useful Plainville chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their sports with more knowledge 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 range of sports. Researchers propose 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 related to 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 higher 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 Layden Chiropractic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Plainville back pain.


Plainville back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a particular seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually 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 does not require such motions, yet running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis prompting researchers to determine why. They found 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) Layden Chiropractic helps Plainville back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A recent paper noted that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was increased indicating improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Layden Chiropractic has more info on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re 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 Plainville 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. Layden Chiropractic works hard to get our Plainville athletes off the sideline and back into the game as fast and healthy as possible.

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