The Athlete in All of Us

Professional sports and chiropractic care go back a long way. Athletes have always sought a performance advantage, and many have discovered that chiropractic can give them that competitive edge. Nearly everyone likes to believe they are an “active” person, so this month is an excellent opportunity to appeal to their inner athlete. Throughout the month, you will find a variety of topics related to sports performance and chiropractic care, including the social proof of professional utilization, the CrossFit craze, and exciting new research, all with a variety of fantastic testimonials. 

Professional athletics have allowed chiropractors to showcase their skills as part of an elite healthcare team. Exciting new research has begun to show the depth of what can be achieved with an adjustment. Researchers from Brain Science found an increase in cortical drive and strength after an adjustment, and the team at SPINE found periodic chiropractic care has the potential to prevent future episodes of low back pain. It’s an exciting time to be a chiropractor, and this month, our sports performance research updates will turn some heads in your community! 

  • “I did a lot of things to stay in the game, but regular visits to my chiropractor were among the most important.” – Jerry Rice, Pro Football Hall of Famer
  • Emerging research has shown an increase in strength after a spinal adjustment
  • Periodic chiropractic visits can help evaluate, detect, and treat an emerging problem, thus preventing future episodes of low back pain.

Science Source: 

The use and role of sports chiropractors in the national football league: a short report.
JMPT 2002

Impact of CrossFit-Related Spinal Injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017

Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcomes? SPINE 2011

Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Cortical Drive to Upper and Lower Limb Muscles. Brain Science 2016

Impact of CrossFit-Related Spinal Injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017

Packers’ Rodgers Has Deep Roots in Chico. New York Times 2011

Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcomes? SPINE 2011