Recently chiropractors have formed a group dedicated to helping veterans who suffer from back pain. It seems that many veterans have back pain issues when returning home because of the heavy gear they must carry while overseas. The new group is called “Healing Hands for Heroes” and its goal is to help veterans get rid of their back pain. This group was formed by both chiropractors and military to provide free chiropractic care to veterans returning from war.
James Ju, formerly stationed in Iraq as a marine -in 2009 and 2010 states, “I couldn’t really sit, I couldn’t drive for a long period of time. Couldn’t really bend down and pick something up, couldn’t even put on my socks.” Ju now is using the assistance of the “Healing Hands for Heroes” program and he is happy to admit that the treatments are providing him with great relief. “I feel good; I’m able to do everyday stuff without any pain. I actually haven’t felt pain since Doctor E fixed me up.”
Programs such as these truly bring a smile to my face, it is so important that we honor what these men and women have done for us and give back to them in some way shape or form. Dr. Michael Errichiello of Chiropractic Healthcare Associates, NJ. agrees and is participating in this program as well, he states, “These young men and women are heroes; they’re risking themselves in Iraq and Afghanistan to save us, to keep us free. It’s important to give something back to them.”