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Why This NFL Alum is a Fan of Chiropractic

By Genevieve Cunningham

In the grand old US of A, the NFL is the king of all things sports. We love to watch grown men run a ball down a field and slam themselves into each other. Modern day gladiator? Maybe, but it doesn’t really matter. We love it in all its sweat, broken bones, concussions, and glory. But even with our love for the sport growing all the time, there’s no denying that this particular sport is riddled with danger. Perhaps that’s why those who actually play the sport are always looking for new and better ways to keep their bodies in tip-top shape. Take a look at why many NFL teams and players, including ex-Giants punter Steve Weatherford, turn to chiropractic care to keep them healthy and efficient in the game they all love.

Why Did He Turn to the Practice?

After a back injury in high school, this punter began receiving treatments on a regular basis. And what happened? He began to feel significantly less pain. This led to the ability to move faster, workout harder, and play with precision. And of course, all of these important side effects led up to a long career in the NFL. Mr. Weatherford’s account? He believes that he never would have made it to the NFL without the help of a chiropractor. By the way, even though he was a punter, Weatherford was once called the "fittest man in the NFL" and never missed a game because of injury.

But How Effective is It?

It’s easy to dismiss the accounts of one person. We do it all the time, and situations like this are no different. But it’s an interesting fact to note that in today’s NFL, all 32 teams have certified chiropractors on staff. These chiropractors travel with and treat team members on a regular basis. Is it effective? If you were to ask the players, many would have responses similar to that above.

What Do Chiropractors Do and Why Does It Matter?

Chiropractors focus on the health of the spine. In doing do, they search for and correct misalignments of the vertebrae. This brings about benefits such as less pain, fewer headaches, greater concentration, improved flexibility, and much more. All of these are incredibly beneficial for any professional athlete. But these benefits are incredibly beneficial for the everyday man as well. Living with less pain and greater productivity is not a privilege resigned to the elite. Anyone and everyone can receive quality care to gain these benefits and improve their life every day.

Where Can I Go for Care?

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. Chiropractors here are friendly, professional, and concerned with your ultimate health and well-being. To make getting care easier than ever, The Joint offers walk-in visits and affordable pricing that simply can’t be beat. Keeping your body in the best condition is crucial for performance, overall health, and a good quality of life. Protect your body and health starting with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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