Baseball fans in Washington, D.C., were on the edge of their seats this past week during the World Series, wondering if Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer would make it back to the mound for Game 7. Scherzer had been scratched from his Game 5 start due to debilitating nerve pain in his neck and it looked like he would be out for good.

Word came late on Tuesday, however, that Scherzer had received medical care as well as care from his chiropractor, and that he was “good to go.”

Scherzer was further quoted as saying, “Our chiropractor, he does amazing work, he was able to go in there and make an adjustment. We did two treatments of it and really freed up the neck, the C5-C6 area, along with the trap, spasm, really felt like it subsided. And even when I was warming up tonight I felt really good. I’m good to go.”

The American Chiropractic Association has experts available who can discuss the role of chiropractic in professional baseball and other sports. To arrange an interview, contact Annette Bernat at (703) 276-8800 or email [email protected].


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