Athletes Find Back Pain Relief with Chiropractic

Sports injury chiropractor Dr. Rivano provides back pain relief for athletes in Florham Park, NJ.

Many athletes miss playing time or experience disability as a result of lower back pain, a common type of sports injury. There are several treatment options available for athletes suffering from back pain, though it is often difficult to determine which therapy will enable players to return to their sport in a fast, safe manner.

Recently, a research team set out to determine which treatment method provided the most effective lower back pain relief for athletes. They examined the results of previous studies investigating the effectiveness of cold or heat therapy, laser and ultrasound techniques, electric nerve stimulation, back braces, and traction therapy. Therapies such as exercise, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic adjustments were also examined, along with medications such as muscle relaxants and steroids.

Among the most effective treatments were heat, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants. Chiropractic adjustments were not only effective, they had the lowest risk of side effects out of all the treatments studied. 

Back Pain Relief in Florham Park

Back pain has many causes, and must be accurately diagnosed before a treatment plan is determined. Whether you are suffering from chronic lower back pain or recovering from an acute back injury, a chiropractor can assist in identifying and treating the cause of your pain. Previous studies have also suggested that chiropractic care may help athletes suffering from other sports-related injuries such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, hernias, and more.

If you are suffering from sports-related back pain,  Florham Park chiropractor Dr. Rivano is here to help. He has treated many athletes suffering from back pain and other injuries, providing safe and effective relief to get them back on the field quickly.


Petering R and Webb C. Treatment options for low back pain in athletes. Sports Health 2011; 3(6): 550–555.