Sports Related Injuries Concussion-Youth-Football

If your child plays sports, there is a good chance they will get injured if they haven’t been injured already. Because different sports cause a person to use different parts of their body more than others, participants may be more susceptible to injuries in certain parts of their bodies than others. Here is a list of the areas in their body where they might experience injuries and the sports that may cause them.

Lower Back Injury

Sports that lead to lower back pain are those that cause strain to the lower back, involve a twisting motion, loading weights at the end of a range of motion. Some common sports that may lead to a lower back injury include:

  • Running
  • Golfing
  • Weightlifting
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Basketball

Upper Back Injury

The good news is that due to its immobility and extra support, there is less of a chance of a sports related injury to the upper back. Though, injuries may include rib fractures, intercostal neuralgia, or intercostal muscle strains. Sports that may lead to a person experiencing an upper back injury include:

  • Weight training with rotation (or any sport that includes twisting the Torso)
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Skiing

Neck Injury

Sports in which a person is most vulnerable to neck injuries are contact sports in which a person may be susceptible an overextension of their neck muscles leading to such injuries as whiplash or a neck sprain.

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Rugby
  • Martial arts
  • Wrestling

Sports Injuries and Your Child’s Safety

We know your child’s safety and well-being is important to you, and you want them to enjoy their childhood with the least amount of pain possible. That’s why it’s important that no matter what type of sport your child plays they receive the proper care. An upper cervical chiropractor can evaluate their spinal alignment and address the underlying causes of injuries to their spine.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at