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What You Can Learn About Chiropractic Care from an Olympic Medalist

By Debra Rodzinak

As a runner, I often subscribe to the long published magazine Runner’s World. This magazine offers advice on eating plans, proper running shoes, and even pain management, which is an everyday event for many runners.  Runner’s World recently reported on athletes who use chiropractic care as part of their overall health and wellness regime. 

Elite Runners

I was surprised to find that one of my running heroes, Meb Keflezighi, reported that he gets regular chiropractic adjustments.  You may remember Meb (as he is affectionately called in the running world) from a few years ago.  He was the 38-year-old U.S. male marathoner who won the 2014 Boston Marathon.  A former Olympic silver medalist, he is also slated to run this summer in Rio as the oldest U.S. Olympic runner in history.  So when Meb speaks about running, I listen.

"I've been going (for chiropractic adjustments) since 1993 when I was in high school," Meb says. "Now I try and get adjusted at least once every two weeks."

A Growing Trend

Chiropractic treatment among elite runners is a growing trend.  Many of these expert marathoners are drawn to chiropractic because of the whole body treatment, not just treatment of an injury.  Many have reported significant benefits from chiropractic adjustments without the use of pain medications or drugs.  Runners are always looking for an edge and many have found it in regular chiropractic care.

Prevention and Remedy

Prevention of injury is more effective than waiting until a person is injured.  At The Joint, chiropractors use a whole body approach to treatment.  Working with the patient, the doctors at The Joint develop a plan and put the patient in charge of deciding which treatment option is best for him or her.

Whether you are suffering from a sports injury, want to prevent future injuries, or just need to feel better, a stop by The Joint will get you on your way to a future with less pain, less drugs, and less doctors appointments. The benefits of chiropractic care at The Joint are numerous: No appointment times, no pesky insurance forms to fill out, no aggravating visits to a doctor just to be told you need to see a specialist. 

With a variety of packages to choose from, The Joint offers an alternative choice of pain management at a competitive price.  If you want a hassle-free, whole body approach to pain prevention and management, come by The Joint today!  

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