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Chiropractic Scores a Touchdown in the NFL

The National Football League (NFL) utilizes chiropractic for its players. Certified athletic trainers see a role for the sport chiropractor in the NFL, primarily as a spinal specialist treating low back and other musculoskeletal injuries. A majority of NFL trainers have developed cooperative relationships with chiropractors, with 77% having referred a player to a chiropractor. Thirty-one percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor officially on staff, and an additional 12% of teams refer players to chiropractors but do not directly retain these chiropractors.

Source: JMPT -- March/April 2002 - Volume 25 - Number 3