Midwest Pain Solutions Empowers Heptathletes and Decathletes at Olympic Trials

The Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon last month showcased exceptional performances and fierce competition. Among the athletes vying for a spot in the upcoming Paris Olympics were several heptathletes and decathletes who kept their competitive edge with the expertise of some of the best in sports chiropractic care: Dr. Jackson Draeger, Dr. Curt Draeger, and Dr. Grant Draeger of Midwest Pain Solutions and Integrated Pain Solutions.


Bringing Expertise to the Track

Invited by athletes competing for a spot on the 2024 Summer Olympics team, the Draeger trio provided specialized chiropractic techniques and high-intensity laser therapy. Dr. Jackson Draeger, along with his father, Dr. Curt, and his brother, Dr. Grant, treated multiple athletes during the trials, ensuring they performed at their peak when it mattered most.

Treatment was carried out at Lane 5 CrossFit, conveniently located just around the corner from Hayward Field. The gym’s owner, Tom Pappas, a former Olympian treated by Dr. Curt, has maintained a lasting relationship with the Draegers. They appreciate the opportunity to visit his gym whenever they work with athletes in Eugene.


Aiding Top Performers

Among the standout athletes treated by the Draegers was decathlete Harrison Williams, who secured a spot in the Olympics by placing third in the trials. The Draegers also treated heptathletes Annie Kunz and Michelle Atherley, with Michelle finishing an impressive fourth.

Heptathlons and decathlons are among the most grueling events in athletics, encompassing a range of disciplines from sprints and jumps to throws and distance runs. These competitions span two days and test an athlete’s speed, strength, endurance, and skill. The variety and intensity of these events put immense strain on an athlete’s body, making them highly susceptible to injuries and pain.

Midwest Pain Solutions’ exclusive treatment protocols and 500-watt therapeutic laser are essential tools for elite athletes looking to reduce pain and recovery time. The therapy uses focused light energy to penetrate deep into tissues. The enhanced circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, speeding up the body’s natural healing processes. Additionally, the technology reduces inflammation and pain by targeting damaged tissues and encouraging cellular repair.


Next Stop, Paris

Just like those advancing to the Games, the Draegers’ journey doesn’t end in Eugene. The trio will be traveling to Paris in a few weeks to continue supporting athletes. For nearly two decades, Dr. Curt’s expertise has been Team USA’s secret weapon, ensuring athletes are in peak condition for competition. His contributions span five Olympic Games, beginning with the 2004 Games in Athens and continuing through Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, and now Paris in 2024.

“As a chiropractor with experience in sports medicine, it was an honor to treat such dedicated and talented athletes at the Olympic Trials,” said Dr. Jackson Draeger. “Our goal was to ensure each athlete could perform at their best, free from pain and limitations. I’m also incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work alongside my father and brother during this event. Their expertise and support made this experience truly unforgettable.”


The Midwest Pain Solutions Advantage

The advanced techniques and technology enjoyed by these Olympic athletes are available to all patients at Midwest Pain Solutions. Committed to addressing pain at its root source, the Midwest Pain Solutions team believes every pain is treatable and offers the chiropractic care and technologies to prove it.

Midwest Pain Solutions’ dual approach, using chiropractic therapies and FDA-cleared high-intensity laser technology, not only provides immediate pain relief but also promotes long-term healing and recovery. Drugs, injections, and surgeries aren’t the only options for patients. Dr. Jackson’s expertise extends to treating a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, joint and muscle pain, arthritis, and overuse injuries.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or dealing with chronic pain from everyday activities, Midwest Pain Solutions offers personalized treatment plans to help you live free of pain. For more information about how Midwest Pain Solutions can help you, visit midwestpainsolutions.com or call them today to schedule a consultation: 920-569-2350


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