Stress of life and stress of military life are taxing.
Chiropractic care offers relieving care to both military and
non-military folks alike. New studies focused
on the benefits of chiropractic for military veterans uncovered
benefits of chiropractic care to which Richmond chiropractic care
patients can relate: improvement in pain, strength, and coping
with pain. Johnson Chiropractic is the Richmond chiropractic pain and
stress relieving center!
STRESS AND PAIN
Veterans struggle with stress and pain. The VA System is working on addressing veterans’ needs. Medicine is forefront in the VA care system while many veterans are venturing
outside that system for additional care. A national study
of veterans found that 52% used complementary
and integrated health options to manage
their issues with pain and stress reduction/relaxation on top of
the list: 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% other meditation,
and 25% yoga. 84% said they are interested in undertaking
at least one of these approaches: massage, chiropractic, acupressure,
reflexology, progressive relaxation, acupressure. They were much more
likely to try these beyond the VA System. (1) Veterans
are not unlike you! They seek Richmond chiropractic
care outside the usual system at times, too!
HELPING VETERANS REGAIN THEIR STRENGTH
Veterans with back pain like other back pain sufferers find
that their strength and quality of life decrease. Chiropractic care can frequently help. Veterans particularly
suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder which complicates
their pain management care. Chiropractic care within the VA system accounts for such overlying issues. Chiropractors
in the VA System would want to fastidiously diagnose
and manage PTSD veterans to be sure they
are receiving all the necessary care.
(2) Your Richmond chiropractor considers each of our
Richmond back pain patients’ other issues in the same way to maximize
positive clinical outcomes.
IMPROVING STRENGTH IN LOW BACK PAIN SUFFERING VETERANS
One positive clinical outcome sought
by all back pain sufferers is to perform activities of
daily living as they need and want. Back pain is notorious for
interfering with daily activities. For veterans,
lifting, endurance and balance are crucial daily activities.
Back pain suffering veterans were assigned to chiropractic
care or a wait list for 4 weeks. The chiropractic patients bettered
their pulling strength by 5.08 kgs while the wait list group’s pull strength dropped
by 7.43 kgs. Trunk muscle endurance, disability, pain intensity and fear
avoidance behavior all improved with chiropractic care of
active military personnel with low back pain. (3) Plus, after back surgery,
some veterans will still hurt and want some help.
90.3% of VA chiropractors reported
seeing at least 1 post-back surgery fusion patient in the past
month. (4) Chiropractic care for post-surgical continued pain is showing
itself to be beneficial. Johnson Chiropractic
offers such pain reducing, strength growing
care for Richmond back pain sufferers, too!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. C. Michael Dupriest on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes beneficial
and relieving chiropractic care incorporating the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as a chiropractor working in
the VA System.
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit
with Johnson Chiropractic for your low back pain and any associated
stress that it brings with it. Together, we will set up
a treatment plan just for you.