How many vertebra do you have in your spine? 24! We often hear people say that they can't have chiropractic care because they have had a fusion in their spine. Well, we don't adjust the area that was fused but we can adjust all the areas above and below it. For example, the most common area fused is L5/S1. No problem! We still have over 20 vertebra we can still adjust! We welcome you to come in, whether it is for pain relief or wellness care.
Well, it wasn't quite my day (or many riders day) today (September 5th) at the National Championships. After a good start we came up to the final climb- a steep 5 mile ascent to the finish. I was in good position but a huge thunderstorm rolled in and pelted us with golf ball-sized hail. Man, did that hurt! I have welts all over my bare arms and legs. After getting a few good hits I jumped off the road (I have never done this in a race before) and sought cover from a pine tree. My teammate rolled by me and yelled that I should get away from the trees before I got struck by lightening. So I battled on in the 48 degree weather to finish around 50th. Not quite the win I hoped for but sometimes just surviving is pretty good. Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement!
I thought some of you might be interested in hearing that I'm making my final preparations for the 2013 US National Cycling Championships in Bend, Oregon. September 5th will be the day of the 110K (65 miles) road race around Mt. Bachelor. Although I was the 2009 US Masters National Champion it's a new year with different riders and a different course. The course starts with a fast descent down the mountain for approximately 15 miles then it rolls and winds its way back up the mountain, only to finish with a difficult 5 mile climb.
The plan for the next few weeks is to double up on some training rides doing morning and evening workouts, and compete in 4 tuneup races. I'll also focus on staying well-getting a bit of extra sleep, watch my diet (that means cut the sugar out!), and get lots of chiropractic adjustments!
Check out this page for updates as we get closer to the race. I'll be sharing some thoughts on it.
Onkels Chiropractic celebrated it's 10th anniversary this past May! Thanks for your loyalty through the years and helping us grow.
Did you know that only 8% of the population sees a chiropractor? The great news is that you are amongst that group as our patient. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and if you are not yet a patient at our office we welcome you to come and experience the benefits of excellent chiropractic care. Feel free to stop by during our office hours and check us out!
Whether you play for the Cleveland Indians, participate on your local school team, or are a person who loves to be active, there are a few things that you should know to stay at the top of your game! The secret to getting to the top and staying there is "Chiropractic."