Back & Neck Care

Back and Neck Care

Welcome to orthomed Hospital’s Program on back and neck sports medicine, your ultimate resource for understanding, preventing, and treating back and neck injuries related to sports and physical activity. As athletes and fitness enthusiasts, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy back and neck and the impact that injuries to these areas can have on our performance and overall well-being.

In this section of our website, we will explore the most common back and neck injuries related to sports, their causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. We will also discuss preventative measures and rehabilitation techniques that can help athletes avoid back and neck injuries and return to their sport quickly and safely.

Common Back and Neck Injuries in Sports:

  • Spinal Fractures: Spinal fractures can occur in sports that involve high-velocity impacts, such as football and rugby. These fractures can cause severe pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area.
  • Herniated Discs: A herniated disc occurs when the soft tissue between the spinal vertebrae protrudes and presses against the spinal nerves. Herniated discs are common in sports that involve twisting or bending of the spine, such as gymnastics and wrestling.
  • Strains and Sprains: Back and neck strains and sprains can occur in any sport that involves sudden, forceful movements or repetitive motions, such as basketball and tennis.
  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth, such as during a car accident or contact sports like football.
Sports Medicine Back & Neck Care
  • Proper Warm-Up: A proper warm-up can help increase blood flow to the muscles and prepare the body for physical activity. Warm-up routines should include dynamic stretching and exercises that mimic the movements of the sport.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Strengthening exercises that target the muscles of the back and neck can help improve stability and prevent injuries.
  • Proper Technique: Using proper technique and form during sports and exercises can help minimize the risk of back and neck injuries.
  • Protective Gear: Wearing proper protective gear, such as helmets and padded vests, can help absorb shock and prevent injuries during contact sports.

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