Back pain is not choosy. Back pain may pick any of us at any time whether we’re stay-at-home workers or out-in-the-world workers, active military folks or veterans. The reputation of chiropractic for helping back pain sufferers persists and grows in the civilian and military/veteran care systems. The more recent interest has been how much chiropractic care is best for back pain relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic keeps track of this research since military/veteran back pain resembles our civilian Augusta back pain!
BACK PAIN INCIDENCE
80% of us will get back pain at some point in our lives, in our youth, middle years, or old age. 264 million work days were documented to be lost in one year because of back pain. (1) Augusta chiropractic care is created to help all ages! Somewhere between 25 and 33% of older folks in fact get low back pain each year. Low back pain for older adults is reported to be debilitating as it often curbs their independence and increases their doctor visits. A study that combined chiropractic and primary care for their back pain brought about modest improvements in their disability and back pain and higher patient satisfaction and perceived improvement over just primary care. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic witnesses these same outcomes for our Augusta back pain patients! Older patients with chronic low back pain who also have other medical issues who employed only chiropractic spinal manipulation for their back pain had lower overall costs of care, shorter episodes of back pain, and lower costs of care per back pain episode. (3) Back pain relief in a briefer time at less expense…a triple bonus for Augusta back pain sufferers!
BACK PAIN CARE WITH CHIROPRACTIC
Like the rest of us, military personnel and veterans experience 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 recently proposed study of chiropractic care in Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities for low back pain seeks to see if low dose (1 to 5 visits) or higher dose (eight to twelve 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 similar finding was made when chiropractic care was added to 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 suggested to be beneficial. (6) The goal of Augusta chiropractic for back pain sufferers – civilian and military alike – is back pain relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment soon. When back pain chooses you, you can choose Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for relief.