Pflugerville Wellness Center Cares for Pflugerville Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Pflugerville athletes – young and older alike – dislike being sidelined from their sports. Pflugerville Wellness Center knows this! Pflugerville Wellness Center offers personalized, useful Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation tips to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may grip 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 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 three 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 tells Pflugerville Wellness Center that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Pflugerville back pain.


Pflugerville back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a particular really 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 to be important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in baseball batting or pitching practice, soccer shooting practice, and volleyball spiking practice. Running track and field does not demand such motions, and running athletes are diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to determine why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles of athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center helps Pflugerville back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A new paper explained 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 elevated 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 blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center has more detail 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 benefits the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Pflugerville Wellness Center makes great effort to get our Pflugerville athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

Pflugerville Wellness Center treats athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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