Chiropractic’s availability and use grows in the military
healthcare system much as it is in the public sector. This is a fortunate
scenario for all of us! Richmond spine pain patients know this well
as they’ve entrusted their spinal health to Johnson Chiropractic. The old question
of “Why see a chiropractor?”
has fallen to the wayside as more and more
Richmond back pain and neck pain patients have found pain relief and
told their friends and family
. Now more military friends and family have the
opportunity to find relief and share their non-surgical
Not all back pain and neck pain requires surgery. That’s
where chiropractic care shines. Interestingly, most disc surgery patients found
long-term reduction of pain after back surgery (5 years out). Cervical spine
back surgery patients seem to benefit less from surgery than lumbar spine back
surgery patients. But what factors seem to affect a back surgery patient’s pain
after surgery? A fear of not having a job and stronger depression. (1) Knowing this, healthcare providers around
these post-surgical patients can help with psychological and work-related
issues as part of the overall rehabilitation plan. Your Richmond chiropractor
is very aware of this.
Further, when just 64% of active duty service members return
to work after lumbar spine surgery (2), chiropractic certainly may have a role
before as well as after back surgery for these service members. Like our
Richmond working folks, military folks want care that will allow them
to return to work in good shape and strong. Chiropractic care helps.
Fortunately, from October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2015,
there was an increase of 821.7% of patients seen in chiropractic clinics in the
Veterans Administration (VA) system and a 693.9% increase in the number of
chiropractic visits. That’s huge!
Chiropractic physicians are thrilled to be available and of service to these
service men and women, too. And the military patients aren’t that different
from Richmond back pain patients: male between the ages of 45 and 64
years who has neck pain conditions or low back pain conditions and receives a
chiropractic examination and treatment. (3) Middle age back pain! There
certainly are chiropractors in the VA system itself, but many military patients
are also seen by private sector chiropractors in areas where the VA may not
staff a chiropractor. All of this is good for service people with back pain or
neck pain. Service people can get the same quality chiropractic care as
Richmond back pain and neck pain patients get at Johnson Chiropractic!
Johnson Chiropractic would
be happy to share its chiropractic care system for back pain relief that
incorporates Cox Technic protocols with Richmond spine pain patients. Contact Johnson Chiropractic to schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit today.