It’s no secret – almost every top athlete and sports team in the world utilizes regular Chiropractic care to maximize their performance. A recent Nike commercial with top golfer Rory Mcilroy showed a clip of him getting adjusted during his daily routine of sleeping well, eating well, exercising, and lifting weights. Chiropractic adjustments affect all aspects of human performance by optimizing brain function and efficiency, and most top performers utilize its benefits on a regular basis to gain a performance edge.
Many blue and white collar workers represent a growing populace better known as occupational athletes. These employees view their positions like professional athletes, inspired to take better care of their body and perform at peak levels.
A whopping 25% of the U.S. population between the ages of 18 to 44 experiences back pain. That number increases to 33% when evaluating people aged 45-64 who experience back or neck pain. 20% of Americans between 18 and 44 years of age experience headaches or migraines on a regular basis. The financial burden of back and neck pain has escalated tremendously over the past 20 years. Pharmaceutical drug demand increased the cost of pills to the tune of 171% between 1997 and 2005. Back problems remain the 2nd most significant cause of disability in the U.S., accounting for tens of billions in lost wages. Nothing reveals the need for Chiropractic more than the working class.
75% of the current workforce either sits in front of a computer screen or performs hard manual labor. Doing heavy labor or sitting for long periods of time puts extreme stress on the spine and central nervous system.
A Chiropractor specifically analyzes the spine and nervous system for any interference that will most likely lead to an unwanted condition of pain or discomfort. Locating and correcting subluxations improves all aspects of human performance by improving the function of the brain. Science and research proved many times over that Chiropractic care adds years to life and life to years!
A 2012 study looked at the results of workplace employees before and after implementing an on-site Chiropractic program offering Chiropractic spinal adjustments. Employees reported that the program proved extremely effective in reducing employee pain and disability. The application of Chiropractic care also lowered costs, absenteeism, drugs, hospitalization, and the need for physical therapy and medical care. Employee productivity improved and adjustments provided fast and convenient option for employees and employers to get the appropriate care they needed. Statistics clearly show the desperate need for all workers, just like high-performing athletes, to make Chiropractic care a part of their weekly routine. Chiropractic improves performance and research continues to support why millions of occupational athletes and their families turn to Chiropractic to ensure better performance at work, at school, and at home.
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