Philip Ricardo Jr., Mr. Natural Olympia, the King of Natural Bodybuilding Speaks On The Benefits of Chiropractic Care at RxWellness Spine & Health

If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest news in the health and wellness industry, Philip Ricardo Jr. known as Mr. Natural Olympia and the King of Natural Bodybuilding speaks about his experience with chiropractic care at RxWellness Spine & Health, and how it has helped him in his bodybuilding career. He leverages this natural method to enable him to be at his peak endurance and strength to train and recover to prepare for his competitions and daily life. Chiropractic is his “Natural drug of choice”.



Chiropractic Care is Natural

Chiropractic care focuses on the health of the spine and the spinal cord. Chiropractors are trained to manipulate the spine with their hands and other tools to realign the spine. It is completely holistic, minimal to no discomfort, and drug free. Regular chiropractic care has been to known to help prevent certain spinal surgeries and other avoidable injuries. 

Chiropractic Care Can Help Prevent Injury

It is impossible to completely prevent all injuries, so the best thing any athlete can do is practice proper technique and correct form. Some of these tips below can help you play longer and go further without injury. Some injury prevention tips include:

  • Wearing appropriate gear for your specific sport 
  • Work on strengthening your muscles 
  • Increasing your flexibility 
  • Listen to pain and give your body time to recover
  • Practice the correct technique 

The best form of injury prevention is fitting chiropractic care into your rigid workout schedule. The athletes that play longer, go further, and remain uninjured are the athletes that see chiropractic care as a necessary collaboration as opposed to a luxury consultation. Chiropractic care keeps your body in the best possible position to avoid injury by improving flexibility, correcting spinal misalignments, and enhancing joint health. Basically, chiropractic care works by helping your body function better.  


Chiropractic Care for Sports Injury 

Professional athletes or weekend warriors that expose themselves to high levels of performance stress need to work with a quality chiropractic team if they want to be playing long-term. Chiropractic care has many benefits for all types of people, but can be the difference between an athlete going pro or retiring early due to an injury. Chiropractic care can improve athletic performance by improving the body’s ability to better handle stress. For example, regular adjustments can increase range of motion, increase flexibility, and improve joint health. 

A rigorous exercise regime can place heavy stress on your spine and joints. Without regular adjustments, the pressure will eventually shift your body from its natural alignment into a space of compromised movement. The body works best when it’s stable and aligned, but spinal misalignment can cause the back muscles to compensate for the shift by stretching or shortening in an attempt to better stabilize the spine. 

This shift will happen gradually and will result in a lot of pain. This can also put you in a position to be easily injured. For example, if the back muscles are already stretched to their max to provide stability to the spine, then it places them in a position to be easily torn if they are hit with the right amount of impact. This can result in permanent life-altering damages. When the muscles provide support to an unstable area, those muscles are in a constant state of flux and can be the source of chronic back pain. While this can be very agonizing, it is a much better alternative to leaving the spine unsupported.


Why Choose RxWellness Spine & Health?

1) Rated #1 Chiropractor in DC Luxury Magazine’s Top Docs Feature. 


You don’t just have to take our word on how we can help you improve the quality of your health and performance! RxWellness Spine & Health has been recognized by DC Modern Luxury Magazine as the Top Doc for Chiropractors in the DC Metro area.

2)We Provide Natural Treatment Options To Help You Avoid Surgery and Drugs

At RxWellness Spine & Health our doctors are top of the line chiropractors who have a wealth of knowledge to share with their patients. In addition to our therapies offered in our clinics, your local RxWellness chiropractor will be able to offer advice for your general health and wellness including nutrition and exercise.

Below are just some of our natural therapies offered in our clinics

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Decompression Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping
  • Graston
  • ART

Call one of our clinics near you to schedule a consultation and learn about our other natural therapies at 703-904-9666.

3)We Treat The Whole Person, Not Just the Symptom

At RxWellness, we don’t just want to treat your back pain… we want to treat the ROOT cause of your back pain. Our doctors and wellness team want to make sure you receive the treatment you need to be well for a lifetime. RxWellness Chiropractors will customize your treatment to your body’s needs.

4)State-Of-the-Art Technology

All of clinics utilize state of the art technology with digital X-rays taken directly in our offices.


5)Advanced Certifications and Learning

RxWellness chiropractors have advanced certifications in treating auto accident injuries, as well as advanced learning in therapies like Graston technique and Active Release Therapy (ART) , Dry needling, Cupping, and Taping!

6)Read Our Google Reviews

Our patients can speak to their experience with our doctors, staff, and their treatment. We have over 1700+ Reviews at 5.0 Star Rating on Google. You can view the reviews for our locations near you below:

RxWellness Spine & Health- Herndon

RxWellness Spine & Health- Tysons/McLean

RxWellness Spine & Health- Vienna/Oakton

RxWellness Spine & Health- Arlington

RxWellness Spine & Health- Rockville

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If you are an athlete wearing yourself out for your team, then you need the best chiropractic team on your side. It is important to keep your body in the best shape possible to withstand the level of stress needed to make up an award-winning team. If you are unsure of where to go and are still searching for the best sports injury therapy near me, then contact RxWellness Spine & Health and schedule your first consultation. If you have any questions or would like to seek chiropractic care, give us a call at 703-904-9666 and select the office near you or book an appointment online. 




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