The Connection Between Sports and Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries are very common in high impact sports. Studies have shown that sports like hockey and skiing have higher risks of cervical injuries whereas sports with violent physical contact such as football and wrestling pose a greater risk for neck injuries and fractures. The most common spine injuries among athletes include dislocations, fractures, compression injuries, and flexion injuries. This is why it’s so important that athletes and coaches are aware of these risks and take the time to learn how to prevent these injuries through proper training techniques.