Marcia Clemmitt

Case study: Gentle Chiropractic Helps Keep Tough Back Pain at Bay

Jonathan, a program manager at a major technology company, loves the intensity of his martial-arts fitness routine. Three or four times a week he spends an hour grappling on the jiu-jitsu mat, pitting his 50-plus-year-old body against all comers, including agile 20-somethings.

Jiu jitsu is a discipline of both mind and muscle. It teaches fighters to use body awareness and an understanding of weight and leverage to take opponents–even bigger, stronger ones─to the ground. It makes Jonathan feel strong and full of accomplishment.

But his time on the mat does more than that, too, he says.

I think most diseases start as stress,” Jonathan says.