Chiropractors, even those with years of experience and success in the field, constantly face the challenge of defending their trade. This is largely due to limited understanding and misinformation concerning this form of treatment and care. However, as more and more people benefit from chiropractic care, the proof that so many people demand is now available.
The benefits of chiropractic are particularly appreciated among athletes, as their daily activities expose them to high risks of injury. In fact, all the 32 NFL teams have a team chiropractor as part of their medical team for the management and prevention of injuries.
According to Spencer H. Baron, D.C., DACBSP, Miami Dolphins team chiropractor for the past 14 years, ”The robust need for chiropractic care in the NFL has been deeply driven by the players’ desire for peak physical conditioning and not simply for injuries.” He continued, “From the earliest years of full contact football, their bodies are subject to structural stress that doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are specially trained to care for.
Many DCs who provide their services to professional athletes travel with their respective teams throughout the season, treating players up until game time, during the game and sometimes immediately following.” Via Circle of Docs
So what to the athletes have to say about the effects of the chiropractic care they receive? Jerry Rice, whose successful career has led him into the NFL Hall of Fame, chiropractic care contributed considerably to his performance. Before he discovered the benefits of chiropractic care, he had tried a lot of things to stay in the game, but his chiropractor’s help made the biggest difference.
According to Saints All-Pro wide receiver Marques Colston, the need for chiropractic is widespread: “I always see Dr. Rob for chiropractic care on game day to get my body balanced, flexible and ready for action. I see him several times a week for rehab and to recover faster from the last game.”
Former Heisman trophy winner Reggie Bush has been receiving regular chiropractic care since playing football in high school and during his collegiate years. Said Bush: ”I look at chiropractic care as important to keeping me healthy and at the top of my game.”
Saints wide receiver, Lance Moore also relies on chiropractic treatment to be game-time ready. ”Not only did my chiropractor get me back on the field, but he helped me to stay on the field. My body just feels much better overall because of the care I’ve gotten,” said Moore. Via Circle of Docs
This trend is not just observed among NFL athletes – many more athletes in other fields swear by the positive effects of chiropractic. Some notable names include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan O’Brien, Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong – they all swear by their chiropractors.
Athletes require significant amounts of flexibility, speed, coordination and strength to perform. However, because of the nature of athletics, the body can take quite a beating. As a result, the spine may experience some misalignment, which triggers irritation in certain areas of the nervous system. Performance is negatively affected, and that where chiropractors come in.
Athletes can experience many different benefits from receiving chiropractic care. Not only can adjustments help when treating injuries from high-impact sports such as wrestling, football, and hockey, but they offer other benefits as well…
Numerous studies support the fact that chiropractic care helps athletes achieve an optimal level of performance. A Canadian research team included chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of 16 injured female long-distance runners. The runners recovered quickly; seven of them actually scored “personal best” performances while under chiropractic care… Via All American Healthcare
The spine plays a critical role in the body, but it is also quite complicated because it contains many pain-sensitive tissues, including joints, discs, nerves and ligaments. Chiropractic treatment aims at remedying abnormal alignment patterns in the spinal column, thus eliminating the strain or stress on these tissues.
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