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Protecting the backs of young baseball players
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21656403 - team of baseball boys during a game in a huddle.When a sports reporter asked Major League Baseball legend Rogers Hornsby what he did when there was no baseball, he famously said: “I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

Historically, baseball has been a spring sport, well, THE spring sport. Now, though, many places across the country have fall ball and summer traveling teams with spring baseball practice beginning in the winter months. So baseball has really become a year-round sport. This change is great for baseball enthusiasts. It can be a bit problematic in terms of injuries, especially for younger players. If you’ve been a baseball parent for any amount of time, you’re probably well aware of the potential risk for back and shoulder injury.

The sudden, high-speed twisting of the core that occurs during the swing of the baseball bat can lead to muscle strains and spasms as well as damage to tendons and ligaments. And because of the complexity of the back and its associated muscles and nerve bundles, the act of pitching may cause the risk of back and shoulder injury to be even greater.

If you’re a parent looking for ways to help prevent your baseball-playing child from back injuries, start by checking in with your family chiropractor for some safety tips. Then take these steps to help protect your child (A good coach will help with these!):

  1. Make sure your child stretches and warms up adequately before practices and games.
  2. Don’t let your child skip stretching after practices and games.
  3. Make sure your child learns proper techniques for swinging the bat and throwing the ball.
  4. Make sure your child participates in aerobic activities regularly.
  5. Make sure your child’s cleats fit properly.
  6. Make sure your child stays hydrated.
  7. No matter how great your young pitcher is, don’t let your child over pitch.
  8. Finally, and most importantly, make sure your child is having fun!
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