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Q: How can I prevent sports injuries?

Posted September 10, 2014 in Advice Column, Norwalk

A: The old adage, “No pain, no gain” might be hurting your child’s athletic career more than what you might think. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. This increase in play has led to some other startling statistics about injuries among America’s young athletes:

High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

More than 3.5 million kids younger than 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year.

Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable.

Dr. Jesse Stumbaugh of Norwalk Chiropractic is an expert at the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Dr. Stumbaugh has years of experience serving as a team physician for numerous professional sports organizations including the Iowa Barnstormers and the American Hockey League. If you or your child is experiencing pain, call Norwalk Chiropractic today at 515-981-9208 to schedule your free consultation to get you back into the game.

Information provided by Norwalk Chiropractic, 1228 Sunset, Suite B, 981-9208, www.norwalk-chiropractic.com.

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