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 league 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 players are suffering from the damaging effects include dementia, headaches, depression 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
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 doctors 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 people like Jim McMahon?
It’s certainly possible based on recent evidence that confirms shifts in the upper neck can alter the spinal fluid flow.
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.