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Posts Tagged ‘sports’

3 Ways Aging Affects the Spine

May 6th, 2022 by Lauren

Aging has a significant impact on our bodies. Here are some ways that aging affects the spine. Past Experiences The most obvious way that age (or time) impacts our bodies relates to experiences we’ve been through. Were you in a car accident and suffered neck injuries? Does your job involve a lot of lifting? Do […]

Giants fans weren’t happy to see their QB Daniel Jones sitting on the sidelines at the end of this season. For those who don’t follow football, the quarterback of the New York Giants suffered a neck injury earlier in the season. Knowing how serious spine injuries can be, Jones and the team are taking precautions […]

Your Back and Snowboarding

December 17th, 2021 by Lauren

Snowboarding is becoming more popular across all age groups. While riding down the slopes can be great exercise and fun, there is also a risk of injury from the sport. Learn more about your back and snowboarding. Snowboarding vs Skiing Injuries Whether it be on a board or skis, there is a risk of injury […]

Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

Trampolines Pose a Risk for Spinal Injury

October 23rd, 2020 by Lauren

Did you know that the use of trampolines poses a risk for spinal injury? Most people are aware that trampolines can be dangerous, that’s why owning one can cause your insurance premium to rise. But when we think of trampoline injuries we tend to think of broken bones like wrists and ankles. But trampolines also […]

Spinal Injuries in Sports

September 18th, 2020 by Lauren

Spinal injuries in sports are one of the most serious types of injuries for athletes. Sports medicine doctors, athletic trainers, and safety equipment designers work to continuously reduce the number of injuries to the spine. Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can be deadly. Less than 1% of patients who experience […]

Being a professional athlete doesn’t stop you from falling victim to problems of the spine. In previous articles we’ve talked about famous athletes who’ve recovered from spine surgery and shared an inspiring story of a professional athlete that dealt with an accident involving his spine. Well, professional athletes also have to deal with everyday aches […]

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