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HEALTH BLOG

Why Does My Back Hurt After Playing Sports?

Dealing with back pain from playing sports can be rough. You want to heal up quickly and return to activity as soon as possible. Whether it’s a strained back, pulled muscle, or sore joint, our experts at MCR Chiropractic can help you get back on your feet. We use modern techniques to relieve your pain quickly and efficiently.

Common Back Injuries

Whether you are part of a league or team, or just play for fun with friends, injuries from sport are very common. Many sports require rapid, prolonged activation of many of the body's muscles. As a result, many areas of the body are prone to injury as a result of intense sports play, especially the back. If you don’t have a strong support system for your back and do not take care of your muscles and joints, you are at a higher risk for injury. Here are a few of the most common back-related sports injuries: 

  • Muscle strains
  • Pulled muscles
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Compressed nerves
  • Stress Fractures

How Our Chiropractors Can Help

To help alleviate the pain, chiropractic care at MCR Chiropractic begins with discovering your goals for care and obtaining clear objective findings from a thorough examination and consultation. From there, the most effective plan of care will be created to include spinal adjustments, manual therapies, exercises, and health education to help manage, reduce, and even rid you of your back pain completely.

Our chiropractors can also treat chronic back injuries and pain that are the result of overuse injuries. We can also teach you how to improve your posture to ensure you avoid repeating the mistakes that lead to the original injury. Running injuries are the most common of the sports related injuries, and our experts are trained to help your back recover by using specialized stretches, manual therapy, and chiropractic adjustments to restore your range of motion and function. Chiropractic adjustments can also improve communication between nerves and your body to promote fast healing and overall well-being. These therapies not only help heal your body, but have positive effects on your mind as well.


Request an Appointment Today!

 If you’ve sustained an injury to your back, or have been ignoring a nagging ache, give your local MCR Chiropractic a call! If you or someone you know is suffering from a sports related injury, whether you pulled your back muscles or over-extended your knee, our experts will get you back on the field in no time. Even if your injury is non-sports related, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today. Just fill out the form below!