Rehabilitative Chiropractic Care for Veterans in Houston
Dr. Johnson understands that military service can cause many types of injuries that can lead to combat or service-related injuries that may cause chronic back pain, neck pain, muscle stiffness and impaired mobility. Carrying heavy loads for extended periods of time or repetitive motion can cause injuries to the joints and spine that may trigger lower back pain. These can also cause bulging or herniated disc or nerve compression resulting in sciatica. Long-term rehabilitative chiropractic care can help veteran recover from injuries and improve your quality of life. Dr. Johnson can help ease your transition back into civilian life through a personalized course chiropractic adjustments that are designed to relieve pain and restore your mobility.
Caring for the Veterans by Your Houston Chiropractor
When you visit Advanced Chiropractic Care after receiving authorization from the VA and a referral from your primary care physician, Dr. Johnson will perform a thorough physical examination to understand record the cause of your service-related injuries and the extent of physical damage and pain. As part of the examination, we may ask about your military occupation and the types of activities or duties you performed. The chiropractic treatment plan is different from patient to patient and will be based on your unique situation. Dr. Johnson performs spinal adjustments to realign the spine and relieve pressure caused by herniated disc. To help improve mobility, additional rehabilitative exercises may be recommended. If you have been involved in an injury accident we may recommend mechanical traction and corrective exercises to help restore mobility.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Veterans
Chiropractic care is a holistic and effective health care that addresses the pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Johnson identifies and treat joint dysfunctions or spine conditions that restrict your mobility and cause pain. He addresses the root cause of the problem, eliminating the need for prescription pain medication that works only to temporarily mask the symptoms. Dr. Johnson is particularly concerned with the side effects of prescription painkillers. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 68,000 veterans addicted to opioid painkillers. Chiropractic care is a safe drug-free treatment option for veterans who suffer from chronic pain.
Increased Range of Motion
Chiropractic adjustments help increase the range of motion in the spine and the extremities, which positively impacts the the quality of life for veterans, especially the seniors. Spinal manipulation helps relieve pressure and pain caused by injuries or neuromusculoskeletal conditions and improves mobility in the neck, increasing range of motion and reducing muscle spasm.
Improved Coordination and Balance
Coordination and balance can be challenging for our senior or injured veterans cause by injury or degeneration of the spine. The joints of the neck are key to transmission of information between the body and the brain that affects our balance and coordination. If there’s a problem with the sending and receiving of signals in the spinal cord, coordination and balance are affected. Chiropractic adjustments help eliminate joint restrictions and spine dysfunctions, helping improve stability.
Improved Quality of Life
Chiropractic care imrpoves overall health and contributes to your overall well-being. As a result, you have more energy and have less or no pain. This enables you to enjoy some of the simple things in life as a civilian, such as gardening and walking.
Visit Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC in Houston
If you’re a veteran and suffering from pain due to your military service, visit the closest VA office to determine if you are eligible for medical treatment and chiropractic care. Our team at the Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC thanksall the veterans for your service and we look forward to helping you get back on track in your civilian life without pain. Dr. Gregory Johnson, an award-winning Chiropractor in Houston, offers chiropractic care that focuses on treating the causes of your aches and discomforts during this time of the year. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, holistic and effective approach to managing painful conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of people of all ages. The holiday season is all about giving, so give back to yourself the gift of chiropractic care and Contact Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC by using our Contact Form to Schedule an Appointment. Our office is conveniently located at 363 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite 1060 Houston, Texas 77060.