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Hi I'm Dr. Michael Henry from TexStar chiropractic clinic here in Austin Texas. I wanted to talk to you for just a couple of minutes about back and neck pain treated with a procedure called spinal manipulation.
You've probably heard the term “I'm gonna go get my back cracked”. Well that's what we're talking about.
Chiropractors in the U.S. have been using spinal manipulation for over a hundred years to address aches, pains, and other health issues of their patients. But the art of adjusting the spine has been around for much longer than that.
There's references to it in ancient texts from Europe and Asia. There's some Greek texts that reference it. Adjustments are what chiropractors do to address the biomechanical issues of the spine. It is one of the main tools we used to correct a lot of the problems in your spine. While we have a lot of newer techniques, this one has been around for a long time because it works.
By getting the joints moving properly in your spine we can help relieve your back pain and other signs of symptoms caused by nerve problems. When the spines not functioning properly it can cause inflammation and irritation that's one of the biggest things that we see with back pain.
This treatments is very safe and effective. There's lots of studies out there comparing it to other treatment options for similar kinds of problems and it's one of the most effective and safest options out there. And the best thing is it only takes a few minutes and it's quite a bit easier than drugs and surgery.
In fact according to one study 95 percent of people who have been to see a chiropractor in the last year considered the treatment very effective. Even the American Medical Association has recently recommended use of spinal manipulation as a first line of defense for things like a low back pain as opposed to going straight to opioids and other kinds of medications that we have lots of problems with right now.
It's a common misconception that adjustments are uncomfortable or that they might hurt or they think they require you hearing that popping sound that some people don't like. While typical adjustment does produce that popping sound there are lots of other ways that we can adjust your spine to help correct the problems. These include things like using adjusting tools like this one this is called an “activator”. We do some soft tissue stretching immobilization around joints and even specialized tables so it use your own bodyweight to help move certain joints in your lower back.
Spinal manipulation is but one of many professional chiropractic services offered here in our Austin Texas chiropractic clinic! We invite you to call and share your story of the back and/or neck pain that robs you of the pain-free quality of life that you deserve. Many of our patients enjoy genuine noticeable and lasting pain relief in as little as one patient treatment session. We’re here to help you, so call anytime.
Hello, Austin community! Or should we say hoo-rahh to our female veterans?Dr. Michael P. Henry, Dr. Bao Q. Tran and their team at Austin Texas' TexStar Chiropractic supports the troops. TexStar is not alone when discussing the health and wellbeing of our veterans, in particular female veterans. With Austin serving as home to a large number of military veterans, a recent article within the American Chiropractic Association caught our eye and we thought we'd share it with you.
A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
Published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the study’s authors note that musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain are the most common ailments among female veterans. They also report that female veterans on average access VA medical care more frequently than male veterans, have a higher outpatient cost per patient and have a higher rate of service-connected disability.
“Although further research is warranted,” the study says, “chiropractic care may be of value in contributing to the pain management needs of this unique patient population.”
Chiropractic services are one of the conservative (non-drug) treatment options for pain offered in the VA. They are available at half of the major VA medical facilities in the United States.
Efforts to expand chiropractic services to veterans recently gained new momentum in Congress. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), ranking member of the Veterans Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), have joined forces to broaden the range of services and care options available to veterans by supporting the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act (H.R. 103). The bill—supported by several major veterans groups—would require chiropractic services to be offered at all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and codify chiropractic care as a standard benefit for veterans using VA health care. There is a bipartisan companion bill in the Senate (S. 609).
Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Please call to discuss any of the findings discussed above or to schedule your initial consult with Dr. Michael P. Henry or Dr. Bao Q. Tran and the caring staff here at TexStar Chiropractic in Austin, Texas. We also invite you to visit our patient reviews page where you can read and/or watch patient video testimonials about how our chiropractic care services served not only to eliminate neck and back pain but also to deliver an overall higher-level quality of life!If you are an Austin area veteran seeking chiropractic care, we stand ready to answer any/all of your questions. Although (and for inexplicable reasons) you can't use Veteran's Administration benefits for chiropractic care, Austin-area veterans certainly can use secondary insurance and/or flexible savings account (FSA) dollars to secure chiropractic care. Now onto the ACA's findings.