Back pain leads children's musical star to depression

(NewsUSA) - He's the original "Blue Wiggle," which probably makes him about the last man on earth you'd think ever suffered from clinical depression.

But that's exactly what Anthony Field, founder and co-star of the popular children's musical group The Wiggles, says was at the root of a slew of health problems that lasted years, and -- parents, brace yourselves -- threatened to end his wiggling for good.

"I was troubled by chronic back and neck pain, as well as a string of digestive and food sensitivity issues that extenuated my general ill health, fueled by clinical depression, to the point that I could no longer continue," he says.

It's what turned things around, though, that's perhaps even more surprising.

"Chiropractic care saved my career," Field proclaims.

In fact, his new book, "How I Got My Wiggle Back," describes how a certain chiropractor helped him morph from an overweight, pain-racked mess into the muscled Adonis he is today. "His turnaround has been inspirational," says Kent S. Greenawalt, chairman of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

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