Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health but along with the positive effects exercise has on the body it can also lead to pain. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain in athletes. Whether your sport is football, wrestling, golf, running, or one of the other thousands of sports that are popular today, you could be one of the approximately 40% of athletes that will experience back pain. This pain can result in significant time missed from sports and even disability if not treated effectively. With all of treatment options available, you may wonder which will allow you to return to play as quickly and as safely as possible.
A recent study suggests that chiropractic is the best option for athletes with back pain.
Reference: Petering R and Webb C. Treatment options for low back pain in athletes. Sports Health. 2011 November; 3(6): 550–555.