HSS Helps Keep Your Spine Safe During Summer Water Sports

Stamford Daily Voice—August 22, 2016

In a recent article published by Stamford Daily Voice, Andrew A. Sama, MD, a spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses how to protect your spine during summer water sports.

According to Dr. Sama, "Swimmers are more prone to shoulder or hip injuries, but can also sustain spinal muscles strains. Overuse and straining can lead to back pain and limitation of the athlete’s ability to perform, creating the need to see an orthopedic specialist."

"When it comes to preventing injury, there are several steps that athletes should take in their daily routines. The most important aspects to consider include body mechanics and condition training, which requires maintaining good head and neck positions while keeping the spine in the neutral position during the sport," says Dr. Sama.

To read the full article, visit Stamford.DailyVoice.com.


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