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Will I have to Stop Running?

Dr. Johanna jumping Video: Dr. Johanna answers the question: Will I have to Stop Running

This is the transcript, edited for written format.

Hi, I’m Doctor Johanna with Catalyst Chiropractic in Nashua NH this video is to address my running patients or runners out there. I myself am a runner, as you can see by the race bibs hanging on the wall behind me. One of the biggest hurdles that I feel that runners hit when they see any kind of healthcare provider is the absolute fear of the dreaded phrase “you need to stop running.” So I’m going to tell you right now, I won’t say that phrase.

We’re going to do a full assessment, see where you’re and then make our plans and recommendations accordingly.  The best way to reduce the likelihood of that phrase, is to come to my office when the problem just a nagging pain.  When it’s that weird tweak that happens at mile three, every single time you go running. Before it’s that acute “I’m going to go sit on a giant bag of ice and I’m screaming in pain injury”. Let’s catch it before then, and see if we can get everything corrected. So that tweak goes away, so that nagging hip issue is gone.

You might wonder how chiropractic with the spine relates to running. Well think of the miles you’re putting on your spine every time you run.  You track your sneakers, you track the miles on your sneakers and you replace them before you start having to deal with knees, and ankles and hips, and honestly back problems because your sneakers are no longer helping you. Same with your spine, how many miles have you put on it since you had it checked last to make sure that it’s moving appropriately with every single step.

 

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