Back pain isn’t choosy. Back pain may pick any of us at any time whether we’re stay-at-home workers or out-in-the-world people, active military folks or veterans. Chiropractic’s reputation for relieving back pain sufferers continues to grow in the civilian and military/veteran care systems. The newer curiosity has been how much chiropractic care is best for back pain relief. Moriarty Chiropractic keeps track of this research since military/veteran back pain looks a lot like our civilian Nashua back pain!
BACK PAIN INCIDENCE
80% of us will get back pain at some time in our lives, in our youth, middle years, or elder age. 264 million work days were documented to be lost in one year because of back pain. (1) Nashua chiropractic care is made to help all ages! Somewhere between 25 and 33% of older folks reportedly experience low back pain annually. Low back pain for older adults is reported to be debilitating as it often limits their independence and multiplies their doctor visits. A study that combined chiropractic and primary care for their back pain resulted in modest improvements in their disability and back pain and higher patient satisfaction and perceived improvement over just primary care. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic sees these same outcomes for our Nashua back pain patients! Older patients with chronic low back pain who also have other medical issues who utilized only chiropractic spinal manipulation for their back pain had reduced overall costs of care, shorter occurrences of back pain, and decreased costs of care per back pain episode. (3) Back pain relief in a shorter time at less expense…a triple bonus for Nashua back pain sufferers!
BACK PAIN CARE WITH CHIROPRACTIC
Like the rest of us, military personnel and veterans struggle with back pain and experience relief with chiropractic care. Chiropractic is well-integrated into the VA system for veterans with low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. A newly proposed study of chiropractic care in Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities for low back pain sets out to see if low dose (1 to 5 visits) or higher dose (8 to 12 visits) chiropractic care for 10 weeks is most beneficial for chronic low back pain relief. (4) (The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management found in a study of 1000 back pain patients that 12 visits and 29 days were the mean number of visits and days to get patients maximally improved. (5)) A related finding was made when chiropractic care was inserted into usual medical care for active-duty military personnel who had low back pain. Moderate short-term improvement in back pain intensity and disability was documented. Multidisciplinary care of back pain that includes chiropractic is indicated as being beneficial. (6) The aim of Nashua chiropractic for back pain sufferers – civilian and military alike – is back pain relief. Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to deliver that!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael Dupriest on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his role as a chiropractor in the VA healthcare system of back pain care.
Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment now. When back pain picks you, you can pick Moriarty Chiropractic for its treatment and relief.