Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office Cares for Groton Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Groton athletes – young and older alike – detest being sidelined from their sports. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows this! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers personalized, useful Groton chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their sports with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep participating in 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 heightened risk of pars interarticularis fracture related to 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 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 just goes to show Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office that athletes of all ages and all sports deserve attention when suffering with Groton back pain.


Groton back pain sufferers often comment that their back pain came on following a particular seemingly benign move. That’s not uncommon! Past research reports usually indicated that 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 diagnosed with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of running athletes are like those of the above sports’ athletes, putting them in danger of mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office helps Groton back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A current article noted that endurance athletes experienced intense joint-loading preceding cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased signifying enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly equivalent. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has more info on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you’re 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 influences the collegiate athlete in his/her sport.

Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may incorporate preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise along with rehabilitative care. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office works hard to get our Groton athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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