Chiropractic in the MLB: Nationals’ Max Scherzer Credits His Chiropractor After Pitching World Series
Big League Chiropractic Care
The 2010’s have been a decade of extraordinary achievement for Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals: He has more wins and strikeouts this decade than any other pitcher in the majors, plus three Cy Young Awards.
So what happens when one of the most durable pitchers in baseball wakes up the morning he’s scheduled to start Game 5 of the World Series with a pinched nerve, making it impossible to move his neck or even lift his arm?
He calls his chiropractor, of course.
“Usually when I get chiropractic adjustments, that usually really helps me out with these neck spasms. I’ve dealt with them in the past different times where I just need little adjustments here and there.”
The neck pain was so bad he was scratched for Game 5, calling it the biggest disappointment of his career. But with the help of his chiropractor, Scherzer went from neck spasms, a cervical brace, and the nagging feeling that his neck may keep him from pitching in the biggest series of his life to being back on the mound 3 days later to start Game 7.
In one of the grittiest performances of his career, Scherzer put in five innings as Washington defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. Following the game Scherzer credited the twice-daily adjustments from his chiropractor for getting him back on the field.
“It relieved the pressure on the nerve and our chiropractor does amazing work. It freed up the neck, C5-C6 area.”
Chiropractic in the MLB
Pro baseball organizations have come a long way in providing chiropractic to their players, and today the majority of major and minor league teams have dedicated chiropractors on their medical staff. Chiropractic care has been a vital component in helping many of the biggest stars in pro baseball not only to recover from and avoid injuries, but also enhance their performance throughout the long and grueling MLB season.
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It’s not just for star athletes – pros and weekend warriors alike can benefit from regular chiropractic care! Looking to minimize injuries and improve your performance on the field and need a Brookfield chiropractor? To make an appointment at Ascent Chiropractic, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.