More than back pain: overstraining during sports

Professional and amateur athletes know only too well how quickly sports injuries can become a permanent handicap. The problems and symptoms do not always disappear after a few weeks. After all, people continue to train at some point after an injury – and thus put strain on precisely those parts of the body that have only just been able to recover halfway. If you start exercising again too soon, the symptoms can worsen and, in the worst case, the problems can even become chronic.

Therefore: If you have a sports injury, see a doctor right away! A professional assessment and treatment should take place immediately.

A painful evil – lumbago

Lumbago can be extremely painful. Sufferers often complain of a complete inability to move and are afraid that they will have permanent problems. In this case, it helps to get expert medical advice and take active steps to combat the symptoms. For example, taping can help with sports injuries and complaints. For back pain, massages can work wonders.

Whether golf or jogging – every sport should be practised with care and consideration for the body in order to prevent problems. These are as varied as the sports themselves, and this is where health centres and doctors can best help. Doing it yourself or waiting too long can be very counterproductive. In addition to pain therapy in the form of injections and tablets, which mainly relieve the symptoms, it is advisable to tackle the causes. Mostly it is a question of vertebral or joint blockages, the intervertebral discs and nerves are stressed. Here, the so-called “gentle chiropractic” (activator therapy, SOT) is very helpful, as one can bring the vertebrae and joints back into the correct position with little force and without provoking micro-tears of the ligaments (as e.g. when setting).

A slipped disc is not to be trifled with

Damage to joints, muscles and bones can occur not only as a result of sports injuries or simply incorrectly practised sports. A permanently incorrect posture, as is often the case with people in the office and in front of the computer, also has a negative effect in the long term. Anyone who has ever had a slipped disc knows how long it often takes to get better and how difficult it is to treat.

Prevention is therefore the be-all and end-all, and if you have pain, it is better to seek professional advice and treatment sooner rather than later.