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Posts Tagged ‘sports’

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 […]

3 Reasons Skiing May Lead to Back Pain

February 8th, 2020 by Lauren

Winters are cold in upstate New York. Without a winter hobby, they can also be terribly long. While skiing is a popular winter sport, some find that they have more back pain after skiing. Why? Back pain from skiing is often considered an overuse injury. What’s an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is an injury […]

5 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries

September 17th, 2019 by Lauren

What are the best ways to prevent sports injuries? Classes at New York schools have begun again. That means it’s time for a new season of sports for your child or a new adult league for yourself. So, before you get back out there, read about 5 ways you can help prevent getting injured while […]

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