Many health problems can be prevented or resolved with conservative chiropractic care, proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits. Learn more about the topics below.
Helping Golfers Stay On Course
When it comes to staying in the game, amateur golfers might want to take a page from Tiger Woods' playbook. Not only does the four-time Masters champion have his own personal trainer - no surprise there - but it turns out he also sees a chiropractor regularly...
Football & Chiropractic Care
One of the greatest wide receivers in National Football League history is now telling how he managed to withstand all those truly "vicious" hits he took. "Chiropractic care was key to keeping me in the game," says Jerry Rice, who helped the San Francisco 49ers win three Super Bowl Championships between 1985 and 2000. Noting for anyone who hadn't already guessed that football is a very rough and vigorous sport, Rice explains that many of the pass patterns in a game - either long or short - required a maximum effort. "I took vicious hits from players nearly twice my size," he recalls. "Thankfully, I had the durability to withstand those tackles, or I would never have succeeded or lasted as long as I did..."
Golfers continued... In fact, we're now learning that lots of PGA members, including David Duval and Padraig Harrington, rely on chiropractors for postural advice and the care of strains, sprains and other injuries common to their sport. "It helps me deal with symptoms when they begin so they don't turn into bigger injuries," says Harrington. What makes such care so effective for pro and amateur golfers alike, according to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, is that it can improve balance, joint mobility and flexibility, in addition to providing relief from the tendinitis that many golfers develop. Dr. Dale Richardson, who has worked alongside Tour members for more than 21 years, considers chiropractic care key to many of his patients' success. "They have fewer injuries, perform better and achieve greater results," he says.
Football continued... Rice first became a believer in chiropractic care right before the 49ers were to play the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. A couple of key players were injured, and he credits a chiropractor for turning things around. "Ever since then, I've had the benefit of chiropractic care," says Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowl football player, with 38 career records, who retired from the NFL in 2005 after one brief season with the Seattle Seahawks. Which leads us to his second career. That's right, we're talking "Dancing with the Stars." "'Dancing with the Stars' was every bit as exhausting and challenging - though not nearly as brutal - as football," he says. "It required many hours of practice. I had aches and pains that I never had before. Again, chiropractic care made the difference - and kept me dancing and in the competition." Rice says most people aren't aware of the benefits of chiropractic care - which he hopes to change. "The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic care provides," says Rice.
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