Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tor Helps Pro Golfer Set Record

Thomas Bjorn is a pro­fes­sional golfer from Den­mark who made a bit of sports his­tory at the 87th PGA Cham­pi­onship when he shot a round of 63 and tied the record for the low­est score in a major PGA tour­na­ment. How­ever, this accom­plish­ment of sports his­tory and Bjorn’s sec­ond place fin­ish in the 2005 PGA Tour­na­ment might not have been pos­si­ble with­out the chi­ro­prac­tic care Bjorn received dur­ing the prac­tice rounds prior to the start of the tournament.

The August 15, 2005 Daily Record of New Jer­sey tells the story of how a local Mor­ris County chi­ro­prac­tor can take at least par­tial credit for Thomas Bjorn’s record-​setting round Sat­ur­day at the PGA Cham­pi­onship. Dr. Patrick Ryan was see­ing patients when he received a call from a col­league in Lon­don who was the chi­ro­prac­tor for Bjorn. Shortly after this Bjorn, drove straight to Ryan’s prac­tice in Ran­dolph NJ, com­plain­ing of a restric­tion in his neck that kept him from turn­ing his head prop­erly in his swing. Accord­ing to the Daily Record, Bjorn had been forced to stop prac­tic­ing after six holes prior to the tour­na­ment because of pain in his neck that affected his swing.

Dr. Ryan per­formed scans on Bjorn and reviewed infor­ma­tion from his Lon­don chi­ro­prac­tor and came to the con­clu­sion that Bjorn was suf­fer­ing from a sub­lux­a­tion of the first tho­racic ver­te­bra, the point where the head and shoul­ders meet. This cre­ated severe mus­cle spasm at the base of Bjorn’s neck and pre­vented proper rotation.

Bjorn then received an adjust­ment, and asked to return the next day. On the fol­low­ing visit a new scan showed Bjorn’s imbal­ance had improved from severe to mild. Bjorn reported that he felt ter­rific. On Sat­ur­day, Bjorn shot a 7-​under-​par 63. That score tied the record for the best round of golf ever in a major tour­na­ment. In inter­views after the tour­na­ment, the Dan­ish pro cred­ited a new pain-​free

Ran­dom Article

The above head­line appeared on the Octo­ber 1, 2004, “News­wise”, and the Octo­ber 6, 2004 “News​-Med​ical​.net”. These news sto­ries stemmed from a

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