Whether it’s the Super Bowl or a scrimmage, the Masters or a practice round, a professional athlete’s health care team is always nearby. For a majority of them, that team includes a chiropractor. Athletes such as Aaron Rodgers, Vernon Davis, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth view chiropractic as an essential part of their overall health and wellness routines. A recent Nike commercial with top golfer Rory Mcllroy showed a clip of him getting adjusted as part of his daily routine of sleeping well, eating well, exercising, and lifting weights. Chiropractic adjustments are no longer about neck and back pain, but performance and physical enhancement. Chiropractic adjustments improve all aspects of human performance by optimizing brain function and efficiency, and most top performers utilize its benefits on a regular basis to gain a performance edge.
Even though we are not all professional athletes for any particular sport- we most certainly are all athletes when it comes to life. Your body, by design and selection is athletic. Today many blue and white collar workers represent a growing population better known as occupational athletes. These employees view their positions like professional athletes, inspired to take better care of their body and perform at peak levels. I can guarantee that your body already deals with enough wear and tear without also dealing with a number of symptoms that plague us both in the home space and our workplace. A whopping 25% of the U.S. population between the ages of 18 to 44 experiences back pain. That number increases to 33% when evaluating people aged 45-64 who experience back or neck pain. 20% of Americans between 18 and 44 years of age experience headaches or migraines on a regular basis. The financial burden of back and neck pain escalated over the past 20 years. Pharmaceutical drug demand increased the cost of pills to the tune of 171% between 1997 and 2005. Back problems remain the second most significant cause of disability in the U.S., accounting for tens of billions in lost wages. Nothing reveals the need for Chiropractic more than the working class.
75% of the current workforce either sits in front of a computer screen or performs hard manual labor. Doing heavy labor or sitting for long periods of time puts extreme stress on the spine and central nervous system. A Chiropractor specifically analyzes the spine and nervous system for any interference that will most likely lead to an unwanted condition of pain or discomfort. Locating and correcting subluxations improves all aspects of human performance by improving the function of the brain. Science and research proved many times over that Chiropractic adds years to life and life to years.
A 2012 study looked at the results of workplace employees before and after implementing an on-site Chiropractic program offering Chiropractic spinal adjustments. Employees reported that the program proved extremely effective in reducing employee pain and disability. The application of Chiropractic care also lowered costs, absenteeism, drugs, hospitalization, and the need for physical therapy and medical care. Employee productivity improved and adjustments provided fast and convenient option for employees and employers to get the appropriate care they needed. Statistics clearly show the desperate need for all workers, just like high-performing athletes, to make Chiropractic care a part of their weekly routine.
Chiropractic improves performance and research continues to support why millions of elite athletes, occupational athletes and their families turn to Chiropractic to ensure better performance at work, at school, and at home.