The effects of sports Chiropractic intervention on prevention of lower back pain in elite soccer players

Document Type : Original Article


Assistance professor at faculty of physical education for boys, Helwan University, Egypt


Soccer is highly competitive and thus intensely pragmatic, Low back pains in soccer players are a common occurrence and one of the frequently appearing disorders caused by high levels of repetitive loading and lateral movement involved in the sport. These forces can cause injuries including stress fractures, muscle spasms, and even disc herniation. Many of these injuries can be prevented with sports chiropractic. The goal of this study was to identify the effects of effect of sports chiropractic on the primary prevention of low back pains for elite soccer players. Ninety professional soccer players were divided into two groups: experimental (n = 11) and control (n = 8), each group trained five times a week for eight weeks, with all types of training being performed in the same session. Parameters assessed the height, weight, training experience and low back pains. The results revealed significant differences between pre- and post-competition measurements of flexibility and sorence test. In conclusion, sports chiropractic could reduce the feeling of lower back pains and improvement the flexibility.


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