Spear Tackler Injury Research Paper

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Spear Tackler 's Spine With Rehab

Spear tackler’s spine is an injury in which the spine in the neck (cervical spine) loses its normal curve and becomes unusually narrow. This happens when you use the "spear" tackling technique, in which the head is the first point of contact. Spear tackler 's spine can damage nerves and soft tissue near the cervical spine.
You may not participate in contact sports while you have this condition. In some cases, the spine may return to its normal shape, and return to contact sports may be considered. However, athletes with this condition have a higher risk of injury.

CAUSES
This condition is caused by a direct, forceful hit or injury (trauma) to the head, neck, or spine, as a result of spear tackling.

RISK FACTORS
The following factors may make you
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Endurance is the ability to use your muscles for a long time, even after your muscles get tired.
Exercise E: Cervical Flexion, Isometric
1 Face a wall and stand about 6 inches away from it.
2 Place a soft object, about 6–8 inches in diameter, between your forehead and the wall. A soft object could be a small pillow, a ball, or a folded towel.
3 Tuck your chin and gently push your forehead into the soft object. Keep your jaw and forehead relaxed.
4 Hold for 10–20 seconds.
5 Release the tension slowly. Relax your neck muscles completely before you start the next repetition.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per day.
Exercise F: Cervical Lateral Flexion, Isometric
1 Stand about 6 inches away from a wall. Stand so that your shoulder faces the wall, and look straight ahead.
2 Place a soft object, about 6–8 inches in diameter, between your forehead and the wall. A soft object could be a small pillow, a ball, or a folded towel.
3 Tuck your chin and gently tilt your head into the object. Keep your jaw and forehead relaxed.
4 Hold for 10–20

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