I’ve written before about how staying regularly active is a great way to improve your health, and even reduce any sort of back pain you may be experiencing on a regular or acute basis. Even if it may seem like it makes more sense to stay off of your feet while recovering from any sort of strain or injury that causes you to experience feelings of pain, soreness, or discomfort in your lower, mid, or upper back area, it turns out that staying active and keeping your muscles regularly engaged is even better for treating and preventing your back pain.
When it comes to the health of your bones, the same idea holds true, as evidenced by a great article by Chiro Nexus. More specifically, the way your muscles and skeletal structure is worked during a game of basketball, whether it’s casual or competitive, works to enhance the strength and density of your bones while also reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis later on in life. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of bone mass in the body, which is a health factor that has been proven by numerous scientific studies to protect men and women, especially in older age groups, from bone fractures, osteoporosis, and other health conditions and issues that are commonly associated with brittle and weak bone mass and structure in the body.
Basketball, in addition to high activity sports such as soccer and volleyball, tends to increase the amount of bone density and healthy mineral content in the lumbar spin and hip areas of the body over time. Regularly picking up a basketball and shooting a few hoops with friends is therefore a great way to keep your spine and back healthy and functioning optimally.
If you are currently getting treatments from a doctor of chiropractic on a regular basis, feel free to discuss with them your plans to stay active in regards to whatever back, neck, or shoulder pain or discomfort you may be currently facing. Chances are your doctor of chiropractic will be more than happy to give you the thumbs up to start engaging in high intensity sports such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer at least a few times a week, in order to protect your body and prevent any future strains or injuries from occurring or becoming chronic and potentially immobilizing. Keep in mind that while activities such as jogging, biking, or swimming are good for the body on the whole, they are not necessarily as effective at promoting bone health as basketball and other high intensity sports are.
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