The benefits of chiropractic care are numerous and diverse. Regular appointments can relieve stress, prevent headaches and other common ailments, assist in childbirth and so much more. The idea of such therapy is not new, but until the 1980s, the public in the United States saw and heard little of the incredible physical recuperation and injury prevention provided through regular joint manipulation. Now, through recent studies and with the support of countless testimonies by well-known athletes and Hollywood celebrities, the general public continues to learn and embrace the plethora of benefits offered by regular chiropractic services.
Sports offer one of the greatest opportunities to display the array of treatments offered through chiropractic care. A norm since the 1980s, the United States Olympic teams continue to maintain a chiropractic specialist on staff during the games and as interest in sports activities continue to flourish, so does the work of chiropractic authorities. Primarily, sports care focuses on the spine and neck areas of the athlete’s body as these areas suffer the greatest impact. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, sports injuries account for almost a tenth of all spinal injuries and the percentage of back pain in professional athletes as well as college players continues to increase. Those participating in football are particularly vulnerable to such injuries due to the incredible impact sustained during the games coupled with the intense training in the off seasons.
Famous Addicts of Chiropractic
Despite the increasing need for chiropractic doctors in sports, many teams continue to resist such techniques, however, as time passes, more and more athletes are giving personal testimony to chiropractic success. Individuals, including Barry Bonds and Michael Jordan confirm that regular chiropractic care made tremendous differences in their careers and lives. Athlete, actor and state governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger tells about his chiropractic experience, “It is truly one of the few professions that really helps people in a straightforward way with no monkey business… Chiropractic is about natural, preventive health care. . . Whenever I have a problem, or even if I don’t have a problem, …I go to a Chiropractor…” The testimonies go on and on. “Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me immensely” (Tiger Woods, PGA Tour Professional); “Without chiropractic, I would not have won the championship” (Paul Vaden, Former IBF Middleweight Champion).
Other celebrities are hopping on the chiropractic bandwagon too. Hollywood faces such as Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Doris Day and Alec Baldwin all see their specialists regularly. Anthony Field, original Blue Wiggle from the hit children’s TV show, The Wiggles, suffered from chronic back and neck pain for years before discovering chiropractic care. His recovery inspired his book, How I Got My Wiggle Back, as well as motivates him as spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
“Chiropractic saved my career and nothing less…” stated one performer who wished to remain anonymous, “This shouldn’t be our secret. We have to let everyone know what is possible!” Chiropractic care is for everyone regardless of age, weight, race or gender. Whether you are an all-star athlete, a Hollywood celebrity, a YMCA warrior, an office worker, or a stay-at-home caretaker, regular chiropractic sessions can keep you living a healthy and flexible lifestyle filled with twists and turns.
Chiropractic care is available to everyone! It is time to get back in the game, call Dr. Hamilton today!