| Max Scherzer, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was in a bind. After a long and grueling season, his team was now about to win it all in the MLB World Series. They had worked themselves out of several holes that season. A losing record before the All-Star break. Being behind 3-1 in a playoff series. All that the team had worked for was on the line. Yet, on the morning that he’s scheduled to start Game 5 of the World Series, he woke up in so much pain that it was impossible to lift his arm or turn his neck. For one of the best pitchers in the major leagues, this kind of pain was paralyzing. For his team, not having their best pitcher available when they needed him the most would be devastating. A Chiropractic Hero After waking up with the extreme neck pain, Scherzer immediately called his chiropractor. They got to work on adjusting his neck and back immediately. The neck pain was so bad that he was eventually benched for Game 5, a huge setback, that Scherzer called 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 might keep him from fulfilling his life-long dreams to being back on the mound 3 days later to start Game 7. “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.” Scherzer went on to pitch and deliver one of the best performances of his career, shutting down the Houston Astros for 5 innings as the Washington Nationals went on to win the World Series that night. He was a World Series Champion just days after not being able to move his body without extreme pain. Following the game, Scherzer credited the twice-a-day chiropractic adjustments from his chiropractor for getting him back on the field in time to win a World Championship. Without Scherzer’s performance, his team may not have won. “It relieved the pressure on the nerve and our chiropractor does amazing work. It freed up the neck, C5-C6 area.” Chiropractic Adjustments Many professional sports teams now provide chiropractors on the field at all times. Chiropractic care has become a vital component in helping many of the biggest stars in many sports recover from injuries and enhance their performance. The good news is that chiropractic adjustments are not just for the pro athletes! Weekend warriors, moms, teachers, police officers, construction workers, average people, and more can benefit from the same treatments. To schedule a treatment with our Tulsa Chiropractic Staff, give us a call at (918) 836-6454.