August 13, 2013

picture of man playing tennisDr. Butwell cherishes its athletic patients! Athletes are in harmony their bodies and their sports and want to keep going. Dr. Butwell loves it! The chiropractic treatment plan for our Georgetown neck pain and back pain patients always consists of patient participation. And this newest study about tennis players and their serves interested us.

This new study of tennis players and back pain points to a link between back pain, the kinematics of the serve and the range of motion it demands. Intriguingly, all the tennis players in one study attained the end of their lumbar spine range of motion while serving. (1) Wow! That’s pushing the spine! Coaches may want to help their players adjust their serves to protect their spines. Chiropractors like your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell may play a consulting role with such Georgetown athletic players on how to best perform without risking their spines.

And this is what chiropractors do for all their patients. Your Georgetown chiropractor wants to be sure you function at your ultimate capacity without the integrity of your spine and its normal kinematics. This goes for golfers, runners, marathoners and weekend warriors. The spine is a delicate system that must be respected, protected and nurtured so that it is able to perform up to par for your entire life.

Your Georgetown chiropractic physician at Dr. Butwell is your spine care partner no matter if you have back pain or neck pain or don’t. Our chiropractic care is for you, to relieve back or neck pain and ward it off. Contact us today for a kinematic evaluation to keep your game – tennis, golf, basketball or whatever – up to par!