As the anticipation for the Buffalo Bills football season builds and school sports activities resume, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the possibility of sustaining back and neck injuries during such games. These injuries can occur due to sudden jolts, improper posture during gameplay, or bearing excessive weight.
In contact sports like football, tackling and blocking can put a great deal of strain on the spinal ligaments, which can lead to sprains, strains, or more severe conditions like herniated discs. Similarly, in school sports, improper training techniques or not using protective gear can contribute to injuries.
Preventing such injuries involves maintaining proper form during physical activity, regular strength and flexibility training to support your spine, wearing the right protective gear, and adequate rest. It’s vital that players, coaches, and parents understand these preventive measures to safeguard our athletes’ health and longevity in the game.
At Montesano Spine and Sport, we believe in helping athletes of all levels get back to doing what they love. Our team is dedicated to treating injuries resulting from sports and providing guidance on how to best prevent them.
There are a few key things you should look out for when it comes to neck and spine pain:
- Pain that worsens with activity
- Radiating pain or numbness in the arms, legs, or shoulders
- Pain that persists for several days
- Severe headaches
It’s important to take any and all signs of neck and back injury serious. Even if you don’t think it’s a big deal, visiting a professional is always recommended. We can provide guidance on how to best care for your body during sports activities so you can continue doing what you love.