The NFL season is officially over with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl for the second time in their franchise history. If you’ve followed the NFL recently, you may know that concussions have been a huge area of concern. The possible progression from concussions to CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is a heated debate and appeared in the 2015 movie Concussion.
The movie features Will Smith (Dr. Bennet Omalu) as a pathologist who made the first discovery of this debilitating condition. Former NFL players are suffering from the damaging effects of CTE which include dementia, headaches, depression, suicidal thoughts, and much more.
Jim McMahon’s Story of Foundational Correction
Recently, ESPN featured retired Chicago Bear NFL quarterback Jim McMahon in a documentary that described his struggles with CTE. Featured in the story was McMahon receiving a non-traditional form of chiropractic care called Foundational Correction.
I couldn’t see very well, I couldn’t talk very well. All I wanted to do was lay down.
The pain had gotten so bad that if I would’ve had a gun, I wouldn’t have been here. — Jim McMahon
Before and After MRI images showing the reduction of built-up CSF.
In the procedure, the doctor uses advanced imaging and technology to restore normal spinal fluid flow by correcting a condition called Atlas Displacement Complex(ADC). The Chicago Tribune published an article about it here.
Within two minutes, it was like the toilet flushed. I could feel this stuff actually leaving my brain. My eyes clear up, my speech cleared. These keep me from having these bad pains, having these suicidal thoughts, having me function fairly normal while I still can.
Is Foundational Correction the Answer?
Keep in mind, Foundational Correction is NOT a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases like CTE as there are numerous variables that contribute to the pathology.
Could this help other NFL players with CTE like Jim McMahon? Furthermore, could Foundational Correction help individuals who don’t play football but are suffering from similar secondary conditions?
It’s certainly possible based on recent evidence that confirms Foundational Shifts in the upper neck can alter spinal fluid flow.
At Foundation Chiropractic, our focus is to guide the spine back to what is considered normal. In doing so, many of the conditions secondary to Foundational Shifts of the spine will be relieved.
Don’t go through life suffering, find a Foundational Chiropractor near you that focuses on correcting ADC and have a consultation to see if it could help you or not.
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