Does chiropractic work for back pain? According to the Mayo Clinic “Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide.”¹ Everyone from athletes to stay-at-home Mom’s are at risk of injuring their back and needing a doctor, or worse, invasive surgery. But can regular chiropractic help? The answer is a resounding yes.
Regular Chiropractic for Back Pain
Chiropractic serves two purposes in maintaining your back. Regular appointments help you prevent injuries by identifying inflammation and allowing your chiropractor to adjust your spine before a painful injury leaves you bedridden. Regular chiropractic also keeps you in alignment so that your day-to-day activities are balanced. Serious back pain can occur from poor body mechanics. Any of these regular activities can cause pain if done incorrectly:
- Lifting improperly
- Carry grocery bags in only one hand
- Getting out of a car too quickly
- Sneezing too hard while the back is twisted
Having a regular and standing appointment for a chiropractor can provide an extra layer of protection against inflammation that can lead to injury.
Chiropractic And Athletes
Athletes of all types, from Olympians to middle-schoolers, can benefit from regular chiropractic. Any activities that require vigorous movements or sudden accelerations can sideline an athlete and any future hope of a championship. Students who are preparing for scholarship opportunities can protect their hard work by seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis. Professional athletes can improve their overall performance–and prevent painful inflammation–from routine and consistent chiropractor visits. More and more professional teams are beginning to see chiropractic services as an investment in player longevity. As testament to this fact in 2002 it was found that only 31 percent of NFL teams employed chiropractors. Today, every NFL team employs chiropractors. This is partially due to the revelations found in the 2002 study.²
Famous Athletes Who Relied on Chiropractic Care
Michael Jordan: played 15 seasons, 6 NBA Finals Championships
Tom Brady: 6 time Superbowl champion, 9 time Superbowl appearances
Michael Phelps: Has won more Olympic Gold Medals than anyone in Olympic history
Evander Holyfield: 30 year career in Heavyweight boxing.
Each of these athletes relied on chiropractors to help them maintain their prominence. Holyfield stated “I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance.” ³ Tom Brady stated about his chiropractic treatments “Chiropractic just makes you feel so much better. When I walk out of the clinic, I feel like I’m about three inches taller and everything is in place.” ⁴
These same services are available to you at Natural Health Sports Therapy. We regularly treat professional athletes and soccer Mom’s alike, and we make sure that each and every patient leaves with less pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Founded on facts: for peer-reviewed articles, scholarly journals, and articles cited above please see the below sources.