Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Cares for Eugene Athletes of All Levels who have Back Pain

Eugene athletes – young and older alike – loathe being sidelined from their sports. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands this! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers personalized, effective Eugene chiropractic treatment plans to return athletes suffering with back pain to their activities with more knowledge of prevention and rehabilitation ideas to escape future back pain and keep doing what they love to do.


Back pain may affect young athletes in a range of sports. Researchers suggest that the young person or adolescent with low back pain and back muscle spasm should be followed closely for increased 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 three sports with increased 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 prowess may significantly influence the risk of spondylolysis in athletes. (2) This just goes to show Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic that athletes of all ages and all sports warrant attention when suffering with Eugene back pain.


Eugene back pain sufferers frequently comment that their back pain came on after a particular seemingly non-hurtful move. That’s not uncommon! Past research studies usually pointed to repetitive motion of the lumbar spine into extension, rotation or a combination of these as important risk factors for spondylolysis. Such motions were seen in practicing baseball batting/pitching, soccer shooting, and volleyball spiking. Running track and field doesn’t demand such motions, and running athletes are seen with spondylolysis pushing researchers to figure out why. They found that the spinopelvic angles of athletes who run are like those of the above sports’ athletes, making them vulnerable to mechanical stress on the pars interarticularis, too, leading to spondylolysis. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps Eugene back pain sufferers, athletes and non-athletes alike.


A recent paper explained that endurance athletes has intense joint-loading leading to cartilage metabolism and type II collagen degradation. In soccer and rugby players, the type II collagen degradation was increased indicating enhanced cartilage metabolism compared to that of non-athletes while type II collagen synthesis was nearly the same. Glucosamine – a type II collagen – delivered a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has more information on glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation benefits for your spine and joints whether you are 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 Eugene chiropractic appointment for yourself and/or your favorite athlete. Chiropractic care may include preventative care with spinal manipulation, supplementation and specific exercise as well as rehabilitative care. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic makes great effort to get our Eugene athletes off the sideline and back into the game as quickly and healthy as possible.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic cares for athletes of all levels and all ages who have back pain using spinal manipulation, nutrition and specific exercise.
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