Are you an avid horseback rider suffering from back pain or other orthopedic issues? Many horseback riders accept back pain as an occupational hazard, but at Divine Spine we offer treatment and preventative care that will address the root cause of your pain. There are a variety of issues related to horseback riding that can cause pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, stress from constant weight-transfers, and riding-related injuries including whiplash and sprains.
Common Pain Symptoms
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) include a tingling or burning sensation in the hands caused by swelling within the wrist. Gripping reins for prolonged periods can increase one’s risk of carpal tunnel. In order to avoid long-term complications from carpal tunnel it’s important to pay attention to discomfort as CTS generally starts gradually with a vague aching in the wrist, or a burning, tingling or itching sensation in the palm or fingers. If these symptoms occur, visit a specialist like those at Divine Spine, for a diagnosis and treatment options.
Skeletal stress is another common result of horseback riding. While horseback riding, the ever-shifting weight distribution your body experiences can take a toll on your skeletal alignment and joint health. The constant motion of weight transfer (from the buttocks muscles down to the leg muscles) causes the human spine (and other joints) to absorb a great deal of stress. As a rider, when the horse shifts in speed, say from a trot to a canter to a gallop, your body has to adjust to the changing angles of the horse’s body. This can throw your spinal column or skeletal structure out of alignment, leading to injuries. Additionally, your joints are affected by the horse’s speed. If you tend to favor one side over the other, like many riders, this can put extra stress on your joints, which increases the risk of injury.
If you have an active injury or physical pain or discomfort, you should not ignore symptoms. Riding with an active disc injury, sciatica, whiplash or sprains to the hip, knee or ankle worsen their condition. Divine Spine offers both preventative care and treatment options for preexisting pain. A healthy spine can help riders reduce the toll of riding in addition to reducing the impact of future injuries. Our friendly spine specialists provide the care you need to enhance performance, prevent injury, and help you heal quicker if you do get injured.
Why Divine Spine’s Chiropractic Care is Different
At Divine Spine Yorba Linda, we want to help you keep riding, pain-free. We don’t just treat symptoms; we strive to find the root cause of your pain through a comprehensive exam process. We then use an Electronic Vertebral Alignment (EVA) system to treat pain. Our EVA treatment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort and restore range of motion in the spine and appendages. If you take your horse riding seriously and ride regularly, then it is very important that you look after and maintain your body in addition to that of your horse. Dr. Sawhney has a Chiropractic Doctorate and a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Along with his staff of spine care specialists at Divine Spine, Dr. Sawhney will help you take care of your body, so you can keep riding.
Divine Spine medical doctors serves the communities of Orange County – Yorba Linda, Brea, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach – and, Chino Hills, Corona, Ontario, and the Inland Empire. Schedule an appointment with Divine Spine Yorba Linda here now.