The spring is a wonderful time to get back into contact with friends and get outside to do things together. If you are anywhere near water, this will often entail heading to the ocean or lake and playing games with each other on the beach. This may be Frisbee, football, or the classic favorite, volleyball. Sometimes you are friends with a group of people who play sports like soccer or baseball during the spring. Very often you may join them if you spend enough time with them. This is a great way to get to know people and get exercise at the same time. Unfortunately, it is also a way to get hurt.
One thing we want to say is that we do not recommend not playing a sport just because you may get hurt. After all, you can get hurt from getting up out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. If you enjoy having fun with your friends any playing any of these sports, then there is no reason for you to stop if you can still play. There is, however, a decent chance of you hurting different parts of your body the longer you play.
One of the worst injuries that you can sustain is anything to your back. This can be caused by anything from being hit with something to simply turning the wrong way or too quickly. Sometimes even the smallest movement can cause a vast amount of pain. This is one of the reasons that we are such big advocates for stretching and regular appointments with us. Keeping your back healthy can be a difficult task, but without your back you really can’t do much of anything and lying in bed all day certainly gets old fast.
If you have hurt your back while playing a sport, come on into Wirth Chiropractic for a spinal adjustment. Let us know what you were doing when you got hurt and we will do all we can to get you back out on the field or sand as soon as possible. We know how important sports are to many people and never want anyone to have to miss out on something they love. Come in today and let us help you get back into the game!