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Soccer causes degenerative changes in the cervical spine

Posted Aug 18 2010 8:19am

As much fun as soccer is, a 2004 study has shown that degenerative changes occur in players. The authors state that scoring, defending and passng the ball with the head, while an integral part of the game, can cause
chronic degenerative changes which are common,

The cervical spine absorbs a significant amount of force when heading the soccer ball. This type of repetitive force during competition increases the risk of degeneration at the neck joints, disc and cord.

In order to minimize the degenerative changes in the neck from soccer, seeing a chiropractor is very important. Chiropractic care helps to maintain joint function and will slow down the degenerative process. Our office specializes in treating neck injuries from soccer and other sports. Our website, has more information on how we treat athletes, children and the rest of your family.

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