Thursday, December 24, 2009

Be Pain Free By Using A Chiropractor!

By Randy Goodson

Sports athletes have come to rely on their chiropractors more than just about any other medical professional. Once the news was out and that chiropractic care could treat more than sore backs their waiting rooms were filled to overflowing with people eagerly awaiting their turn for treatment. Chiropractic care has become a sort of hidden secret for success in sports.

The use of this type of care has been examined thoroughly across National Football League teams in the US. When asked about chiropractic care use and referral most answered that they had been treated personally by a chiropractor.

A big percentage of NFL teams use chiropractors in an official role, as part of their personnel, but almost all trainers had referred a patient to a chiropractor outside their payroll for evaluation or treatment. Not that the NFL players actually need a referral, with a hefty percentage of them seeking out a chiropractor of their choice without any referral at all.

Many of the trainers also agreed that players with suspected spinal subluxations (the technical term for spinal misalignments) must be referred to a chiropractor; but even more trainers agreed that there is a place for a chiropractor in the NFL. What is more significant is that athletes understand the difference between the team doc and the team chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is not a privilege of football athletes; many other athletes engaged in many different sports count on chiropractic care. John Stockton for one. While admitting his lack of knowledge regarding chiropractic, he also noted that the continued treatment offered by his chiropractor has helped keep him healthy. He knew it dealt with balancing muscles and general health. He claimed that in tandem with is family, he has benefited so much from chiropractic treatment that it is the single most contributing factor in the length and success of his career.

The consultative value and direction a professional chiropractor can and does provide, it is easy to see how people ranging from professional athletes to the leisure athletes all the way to grandparents that are not active can benefit by utilizing a chiropractor.

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