By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
This year’s Super Bowl (XLI) at Dolphin Stadium in Miami will mark the 40th anniversary of the first AFL-NFL championship game, in which the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles, California.
I was just reading earlier today (in the New Yorker) about Tiki Barber, running back for the New York Giants, and how he receives chiropractic care two times per week. (Tiki, and others, we appreciate when you speak publicly about the benefits of chiropractic care)
Chiropractors have been providing care for NFL players long before the 1960s, and the first Super Bowl. One of the most famous displays of chiropractic in the Super Bowl was the adjusting of Super Bowl XXIV MVP Joe Montana, of the San Francisco 49ers, on national television, in the 1990s.
Emmitt Smith (Super Bowl XXVIII MVP), a longtime chiropractic advocate, continues to receive chiropractic care on a regular basis, even though he’s retired from the sport. In 2004, Emmitt Smith was in the news for a reported phone call he received from LaDainian Tomlinson (NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the 2006 season) before he joined the San Diego Chargers. LaDainian had reportedly called Smith to ask for advice about his longevity, how he’d rushed for 1000 yards for 10 straight seasons. According to news reports, Emmitt Smith told LaDainian Tomlinson to “find a good chiropractor.”
It’s 2007, and the nation is certainly different today than it was 40 years ago. In 1967, the population of the United States had reached 200 million. This year, the population of the United States is reported to be over 300 million.
The population of Florida, the state that will be hosting this year’s Super Bowl, had a population of 6.2 million in 1967. In 2007, the population is 18.1 million. That’s a lot more people in the state of Florida in need of chiropractic care, regardless of their planning on playing in the Super Bowl or just taking a walk on the beach.
Fortunately, the best things in chiropractic haven’t changed in the past 40 years. Whether you’ve been sacked, tackled, clothes lined, or grinded face down into the dirt, chances are there’s a chiropractor nearby and that can get you back on your feet.
You don’t have to play pro football to get great results from regular chiropractic care. We know Emmitt Smith still gets adjusted (and he won this year’s Dancing with the Stars). Tiki Barber says he’ll continue to to get adjusted, and Joe Montana is probably still visiting a chiropractor somewhere in the United States. If Joe calls or e-mails me I’ll update this information.
Get out and get active. Get up and get adjusted. Chiropractors worldwide are ready to help you become the most valuable player you can be.
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