Common Back Injuries in Sports

The back is a complex area. Sometimes this makes it difficult to diagnose and treat for sports injuries. With the vertebral column running the length of the back, and the shoulders and pelvis creating the width, we depend on our backs for a ton on a day-to-day basis. Common back sport injuries include, but are not limited to: herniated or slipped discs, sciatica, spondylitis, and Iliolumbar ligament sprain. These various injuries are typically related to specific sports.

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Sport Injuries of the Back

  • Facet Joint Damage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Sciatica / Periformis Syndrome
  • Iliolumbar Strain
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondilitis

The following information will outline which injuries are tied to which sports. In addition, we’ll share the proper steps a medical professional should take with each injury. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for the affected athlete, and the correct way to rehabilitate the athlete. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future injury from recurring. You can also use this information as a helpful tool for proper prevention methods for other athletes.

 

Treatment Options:

Prolotherapy: Heal Damages tendons and ligaments.  Stabilize the Joint.
Trigger Point Injection: Locally Hydrate and Release Tight Muscle Bands / Trigger Points
Dry Needling: Release Muscles Know and promote normal muscle function
Sports Acupuncture: Speed Recovery and Increase Circulation