Playing football, like any physically demanding sport, can put strain on the body and potentially contribute to low back pain. One factor that may be associated with low back pain in football is overuse and repetitive motions brought about by frequent running, jumping, twisting and sudden changes in directions. Over time these repetitive movements can lead to muscle imbalance, strain, and discomfort.
Football often emphasizes certain muscle groups, such as the quadriceps and hip flexors, while neglecting others like the hamstring and glutes. This imbalance can lead to altered movement patterns and increase stress causing low back pain, add the physical contact, collisions, and falls, which can result in jarring impacts on the spine. These forces can lead to strains, sprains, or even more severe injuries.
A number of reasons can cause low back pain. With these causes, the type of problems encountered by football players could be disc herniation, facet syndrome, bruises, or even muscle spasm. It could be a broad list of things and if you don’t get it taken care of, it could sideline your season.
To best figure out the cause of your low back pain, we offer a bunch of assessments. We do a neurological assessment, range of motion, strength testing, as well as the mackenzie evaluation. All these tests allow us to get information about what really causes your back pain. With a clean diagnosis we will be able to create a customized treatment plan that will help you get back on track.
We will help you loosen what’s tight through stretching exercises, massage therapy and other pretty advanced techniques, we also have rehab to get you stronger, more stable and more resilient so you’ll less likely to get the same injury in the future. The combination of chiropractic, massage therapy and rehab works synergistically better than any one of them individually.
So if you feel like you need help, give us a call, we’d like to help!