The football season is finally upon us! Did you know that chiropractic plays a vital role in keeping players healthy? In the NFL, chiropractors are seen as vital support to their overall health and wellness. Certified NFL trainers agree that chiropractic care is very important when it comes to “treating low back and other musculoskeletal injuries.” According to a recent study done by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, a “substantial portion of NFL trainers have developed cooperative relationships with chiropractors, with 77% having referred a player to a chiropractor. 100% percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor officially on staff.”
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Professional NFL players who receive chiropractic treatment highly recommend it to others and typically continue preventative care after their career has concluded. During the active season, an NFL chiropractor performs “30 to 50 treatments per week during the season.” Excluding the quarterback camp, mini-camp, and pre/post-season the in-game season (16 weeks) about “34 chiropractors conservatively give 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments to America’s superstars in just 120 days.”
Chiropractic can treat many injuries that are caused by football. In the conducted study, the following injuries were most commonly treated: “low back pain (61%), “stingers” and “burners” usually associated with a neck injury (31%), headaches (8%). Whether you are a fan of the hometown Panthers, Eagles, or Steelers, we all can agree that the health and wellness of our players is key to the future of the game. With regular chiropractic care, you and your favorite NFL players can maintain a healthy body and win every day.
Citations: www.profootballchiros.com; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov