Pro Tips to Keep Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Dr. Ben Dyer

Athletes and active people alike are always looking for that edge that keeps them performing at their best. And there may not be anyone who embodies that spirit for so many of us more than basketball legend Michael Jordan

He won multiple world championships and gold medals and broke just about every record in the NBA! So what was a big part of his success? 

Well, aside from a tremendous amount of hard work and persistence, here’s a Michael Jordan quote about chiropractic you may not have heard before.

"I didn't know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I've been in chiropractic, I've improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically." 

Why it matters

Just like you, Michael Jordan is always striving to reach his full potential both physically and mentally. And with that statement, he joined athletes like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Wayne Gretzky. 

Each and every one has talked about how chiropractic care helped them stay at the top of their game, and that should come as no surprise. With the rigors of pro sports in general and the routine demands these athletes place on their bodies, it makes sense that chiropractic care would be used to keep them healthy so they can keep performing at their highest potential.

Here are what other star athletes have had to say about chiropractic. 

“Chiropractic care has been instrumental in my life, both on and off the field...” — Jerry Rice

“Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone. Getting adjusted regularly along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish – are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.” — Aaron Rodgers

“I’ve been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember, it is as important as the practice of my swing.” — Tiger Woods

Be Like Mike: How to Reach Your Full Potential

Michael Jordan was ahead of his time with his training methods and healthcare choices. Now, it's common to see a chiropractor on the sidelines of every professional sport. Obviously, you don't need to be a professional athlete to have a reason to want to improve your health, well-being, and physical performance. 

We’re all interested in spending less time managing aches and pains and more time enjoying the benefits of peak function and strength, so don’t skip that next adjustment! Also, we hope you’ll do us a favor. 

Many people still aren't aware of the benefits of chiropractic care. So, the next time someone compliments you on your golf swing or posture, let them know that chiropractic helped, and you know an excellent sports chiropractor in Hong Kong.

Not everyone spends their entire week preparing to “play on Sunday.” Our “big game” for the week is more likely to take place in a conference room or on a Zoom call than in a stadium. Yes, most of us are probably not going to start our professional lives playing in the NFL — or the NBA, NHL, MLB, Premier League, Champions League, etc. (though you never know!). 

Instead of lifting weights and working with the coach on a new play, your weekdays may be spent sitting at a desk performing mental jumping jacks for hours at a time. And we can all agree that whether we’re working out or just working, it’s no fun doing it in pain!

Now, you may be wondering why we’re comparing professional athletes to “office” professionals. Get this. Research has shown that all the hours we spend sitting at our desks can place more stress on our spines than working out all day long! 

Why it Matters:

So, it may be a bit too late to change careers and try out for a professional sports team. But there are a few things you can do to stay healthy and productive while you work that professional athletes also do, and you can start right now! Get active with daily exercise.

Practice daily light stretching. Receive routine chiropractic care. Together, each of these can help keep your spinal discs healthy and strong and take the stress off your spine. Chiropractic adjustments can help bring valuable nutrients to those important spinal structures. This, in turn, helps better facilitate the body’s healing processes, including flushing out any inflammatory substances that can cause pain. 

What’s more, researchers from SPINE found that periodic chiropractic care may be able to detect, evaluate, and prevent future episodes of work related neck and back pain. 

To recap, here’s what you want to know about sitting and chiropractic care:

● Sitting is one of the most stressful positions for your spine. 

● You can keep your spine healthy with a combination of daily exercise, daily light stretching, and routine chiropractic care.

● Periodic chiropractic visits can also help evaluate, detect, and treat an emerging problem, thus preventing future episodes of low back pain.

Next steps:

We all dream of having those moments at work that are as thrilling and rewarding as catching the game-winning touchdown. 

For you, performing at your peak might mean nailing that presentation at your next team meeting and then being able to celebrate with an activity you love. 

Don’t let pain slow you down and keep you on the sidelines! That’s where we come in. If you’re looking for a chiropractor specializing in neck and back pain in Hong Kong, we’re here to help.

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to support your active lifestyle at work and beyond. And if you’re also looking for some daily exercises and stretches to work into your daily routine, be sure to let us know.

It all starts with a call. Our doors are open, and we’re here to help.

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