Sports injuries can be debilitating. Did you know that up to 20 percent of all injuries that occur in sports involve an injury to the lower back or neck?
- The lower back is subject to a great deal of strain when participating in various sports activities. Sports that are characterized by repetitive impact (such as running), a twisting motion (like golf), or weight loading at the end of a range-of-motion (i.e. weightlifting) commonly cause damage to the lower back.
- The neck is most commonly injured from sports that involve contact (such as football), which place the cervical spine (neck) at risk of injury.
- The upper back is less likely to be injured because it is relatively immobile and has extra support, but injuries here can involve rib fracture and intercostal neuralgia as well as intercostal muscle strains in sports that involve rotation of the torso. This includes weight training with rotation, swimming, golf, tennis, and even skiing.
If you are injured or experiencing pain, please contact the offices of William Capicotto. Sports injuries can be debilitating for an athlete and we’ll work with you to develop the best and safest plan for recovery.