In June of 2005, I injured my back, severe enough for me to be issued a handicapped parking sticker. The injury to my sciatic nerve inhibited my ability to walk.
Through chiropractic care from Dr. Todd Worthington and implementing a nutrition program, I was able to get completely off my pain medication, Vicodin, within 30 days.
At the time of my injury, I was an obese couch potato and had the profile of Santa Claus. I am now 70 pounds lighter than I was 12 years ago.
Having lost the weight and being pain free, I was able to begin jogging, then running, and then sprinting. I am now participating in Senior Olympics and Master’s competition as a track sprinter.
Today, I am 66 years old competing in the 65-69 age group (Medicare bunch) and training with junior high and high school kids.
I am blessed to be rated both nationally and internationally. In 2011, I was the 5th fastest in the 100M at the World Masters competition and 7th in the 200M. I have also earned approximately 20 All-American honors from USATF (United States of America Track & Field) over the last 7 years.
In October 2016, my sciatic issue returned due to arthritis and scoliosis on two areas of my spine. Through treatments from Dr Todd Worthington at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, all sciatic nerve pain has again been resolved.
Most recently in May 2017, my lower back was strained one week before the 2017 National Senior Games due to my intensive training. Dr. Todd Worthington made almost daily treatments before the competition which allowed me to successfully compete. I was 5th in the nation in my age bracket (65-69) in the 400m, which also earned me an All-American honor. Also I won a gold medal in the 4x100M relay and set a new national meet record.
With my chiropractic care from Dr. Todd Worthington at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness along with my nutrition program, I have gone from a handicapped sticker to winning 6 national championships (gold medals) in track competition and I have transformed myself from being “Fat Freddy” to “Fast Freddy!”
– Freddy W.