Back pain isn’t picky. Back pain may find any of us at any time whether we are stay-at-home people or out-in-the-world people, active military people or veterans. Chiropractic’s reputation for aiding 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport keeps track of this research since military/veteran back pain resembles our civilian Southern New Hampshire back pain!
BACK PAIN INCIDENCE
80% of us will get back pain at some point in our lives, in our youth, middle years, or elder age. 264 million work days were reportedly lost in one year because of back pain. (1) Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care is created to help all ages! Somewhere between 25 and 33% of older folks in fact get low back pain annually. Low back pain for older adults is described as being debilitating as it often curbs their independence and multiplies the number of doctor visits they have. A study that combined chiropractic and primary care for their back pain brought about modest improvements in their back pain and disability and higher patient satisfaction and perceived improvement over just primary care. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport witnesses these same outcomes for our Southern New Hampshire 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 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 threefold bonus for Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers!
BACK PAIN CARE WITH CHIROPRACTIC
Like the rest of us, military personnel and veterans experience back pain and get relief with chiropractic treatment. 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 sets out to see if low dose (one to 5 visits) or higher dose (8 to 12 visits) chiropractic care for 10 weeks is optimal for chronic low back pain relief. (4) (The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management documented in a study of 1000 back pain patients that 12 visits and 29 days were the mean number of visits and days to achieve maximum improvement for such patients. (5)) A related 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 disability and intensity was reported. Multidisciplinary care of back pain that incorporates chiropractic is indicated as being beneficial. (6) The goal of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic for back pain sufferers – civilian and military alike – is back pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is prepared to provide that!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael Dupriest on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his role as a chiropractor in the VA in care of veterans and their back pain.
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. When back pain chooses you, you can choose New Hampshire Spine and Sport for relief.