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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Cares for Ashburn Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Ashburn athletes – young and older alike – detest being sidelined from their sports. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows this! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers individualized, effective Ashburn chiropractic treatment plans to get athletes experiencing back pain to their activities with more awareness of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to avoid future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect young athletes in a variety of sports. Researchers propose that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm needs to 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 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 tells Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Ashburn back pain.


Ashburn back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on following a certain seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these as important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were noted in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field does not demand such motions, yet running athletes are seen with spondylolysis prompting researchers to figure out why. They discovered that the spinopelvic angles in running athletes are similar to the above sports’ athletes, putting them at risk of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps Ashburn back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A current article explained that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. The type II collagen degradation in soccer and rugby players was elevated signifying improved cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was almost equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn makes great effort to get our Ashburn athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

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