Celebrities Seeking Chiropractic
A recent internet article gave some interesting information on one of the world's
most famous faces. For years we've seen and heard in the news about the health
challenges faced by Elizabeth Taylor. We've all seen photos of her in a wheel
chair and heard about her battle with prescription drugs she had been taking
for back pain. It was wonderful to read in this piece that she had sought out
the care of a chiropractor with great results. She credits her chiropractor
with rehabilitation and recovery from back problems. Miss Taylor is hardly the
only celebrity to utilize chiropractic care to regain and maintain her health.
Other chiropractic regulars include Warren Beatty, James Earl Jones, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson, Julie Andrews, Jane Seymour, and Mel Gibson.
Another group of celebrities to utilize chiropractic to maximize health and
performance are Olympic athletes. Track and field stars Carl Lewis, Michael
Johnson, and Edwin Moses, as well as, diver Greg
Louganis, decathalon athlete Dan O'Brien, and swimmer
Sheila Taormina are a few medalists who seek chiropractic care,
sometimes immediately before their competitions to enhance performance--without
drugs. Boxer Evander Holyfield, was introduced to chiropractic
during the 1983 Pan Am Games. He was quoted in 1988 as saying, "I have
to have my adjustment before going into the ring".
Olympic athletes are not the only athletes under chiropractic care. Professional
basketball great, Wilt Chamberlain, baseball stars Wade
Boggs, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGuire, and football heroes Joe
Montana, Drew Pearson, and Fran Tarkenton
use chiropractic. Fran Tarkenton joined Wade Boggs in claiming chiropractic
has been useful in keeping him productive and prolonging his career. Boggs stated
in 1998 that, "By getting an adjustment once a week...I feel I can sustain my
career a lot longer."
No one would claim that celebrities have all the answers. However, it would
seem that with all the options celebrity affords them, the fact that they seek
chiropractic care to meet their healthcare needs says something about the value
of chiropractic for optimum health.