Football: Chiropractic by the Numbers

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 Here in Louisiana, All American Healthcare Covington is ready for the Football season, and there’s no better place to be than the South.  There are four seasons here: winter, spring, summer, and football!

Did you know that Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) are used by all 32 Professional Football Teams. Chiropractors treat neuromusculoskeletal strain and injuries including neck and back pain, hamstring and quadriceps strain and whiplash injuries, helping to lower the overuse of opioids and other pain prescription medications.


 

Doctors of Chiropractic have been utilized by professional athletes for many years. In fact several professional sports teams have enjoyed working relationships with local chiropractors for decades. When free-agency came about in the mid nineties, the movement of players and coaches within the NFL increased. This increased movement created many questions from newcomers as to whom, when and where the team chiropractor could be found. Several team chiropractors set out to discover and contact doctors working with other professional football teams.

One thing professional athletes do not have to worry about is healthcare. Teams want their players healthy; they want to get their money’s worth. Longevity on the playing field is paramount, because for every year a player remains competitive, millions of dollars may be earned.

Today, athletes, their agents, athletic trainers, and medical doctors understand the consequences of disabling the pain mechanism and have come to align themselves with the chiropractic perspective — treat the cause of the pain.

The average pro football chiropractor renders 30 to 50 treatments per week during the season. With the in-season (game-playing) duration lasting 16 weeks (not including quarterback camp, mini-camp, and pre- and post-season), 34 chiropractors conservatively give 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments to America’s superstars in just 120 days.

The diversity of relationships among the 32 teams and their chiropractors has generated the formation of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS). Our main goal is to provide consistency among constituents, as we take the best practices from each alliance and create a template to apply to chiropractors who work with other pro sports.

With professional football — namely, the NFL — as the best-run business in sports (next to auto racing), these parameters bear a critical view for chiropractic to position itself as an indispensable tool in the wellness care, improved sports performance, and injury rehabilitation of professional athletes.

You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from Chiropractic care.  If you’re interested in enhancing your health and wellness, a good place to begin is by talking about it with a doctor of chiropractic (DC). DCs are best known for their expert care of back pain, neck pain and headaches, but they also offer patients a variety of conservative recommendations and counseling on general health and wellness topics.

Many drugs merely numb pain. When patients stop taking them, the pain returns. The services of doctors of chiropractic, on the other hand, remove what’s causing the pain. So patients can get back to their active, healthy, pain-free lives.

You may ask, “What can a doctor of chiropractic offer that is different from a medical doctor?” The answer lies in the way the two professions approach wellness. To achieve “wellness” in traditional terms, a medical doctor will simply screen you for diseases.

A doctor of chiropractic (DC), on the other hand, will screen you for diseases, but he or she also will talk to you about your lifestyle and behaviors that may put you at risk for injury or illness. It’s important to note that chiropractic’s approach is drug-free; instead of writing a prescription, a DC offers spinal adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, nutritional counseling and lifestyle modifications to move patients toward optimum function and wellness.

Here at All American Healthcare Covington our chiropractors and medical staff have worked relentlessly over the last 12 years to help our patients live pain free. We combine the absolute best in chiropractic care, holistic medical pain management, physical medicine, and physical rehabilitation. All of our consultations are free, and insurance often covers the cost of your medical care!

Sources:  ACA and PFCS

Football: Chiropractic by the Numbers

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