Chiropractic is practiced worldwide and is regulated by law in 40 countries such as the USA, Australia, Germany, France, Brazil, Japan, England, and Denmark. (1) Many (and some very high profile) sporting people are now utilising Chiropractic care to gain a competitive advantage as well as to help alleviate some injuries.
We will now look at the evidence behind the injuries that have been most studied with Chiropractic care and sport. Remember to get this level of data, thousands of dollars need to be spent and many, many hours need to be devoted to these research studies – so we are lucky to have this data. This is also where conducting more comprehensive research on the mentioned data and other sport injuries is always essential.
The high level studies results showed the influence of chiropractic on improvement of neck pain, shoulder and neck trigger points, and sport injuries.
A systematic review (very high level of evidence) evaluating chiropractic effectiveness in prevention and treatment of sport injuries also showed that chiropractic is significantly more effective than conventional treatments in prevention of lower limb muscle strain, hallux adbducto valgus (bunion), and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
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