In the midst of COVID, the opioid epidemic and economic struggles, DCs are stepping up to assist in their communities
A group of Georgia chiropractors and community leaders launched a public awareness campaign promoting the benefits of natural pain relief — such as chiropractic care — over controlled pain medication to fight the opioid crisis, according to Patch.com. “Painful Condition? Get Relief. Without Addiction.” is the campaign’s message, funded by a grant from The William M. Harris Family Foundation, with Life University, the Georgia Chiropractic Association, and the Georgia Council of Chiropractic coming together to create the campaign. “We could end this crisis if more patients knew of safer ways to treat back and neck pain,” said Leana Kart, DC, spokesperson for the campaign. Find more info at ReliefWithoutAddiction.org.
Chiropractor Jordan Estrada has become a TikTok star, leveraging the social media app for millions of views to his video posts that remix pop songs while passing on tips for treating back, neck and knee pain, according to Insider.com. The Houston-based DC says, “I finally found my niche,” after a lifelong interest in music that included performing in school bands. “One day it clicked. I was listening to remixes of ‘Savage’ and thought, why don’t I make my own? I could combine my passions to make music and make it informational.” That video now has more than 16 million views and has inspired other DCs on social media.
Precure Chiropractic and owner Michael Precure in Las Cruces, N.M., donated $7,560 to La Casa Inc., the only domestic-violence shelter in Las Cruces, according to the Las Cruces Bulletin. The money was raised through the “Give Back Movement,” a national chiropractic awareness program that provides in-office wellness checks and free spinal screenings with the mission of giving back to a local charity. Certificates are given to participants allowing for a new-patient appointment for $40, and that money is then donated, and has resulted in more than 200 “gifts of health” certificates redeemed.
The Lynchburg Chiropractic Center in Virginia donated $6,700 to Miriam’s House, a Lynchburg nonprofit working to end homelessness by connecting families with stable and affordable housing, according to ABC 13 News. The office made the donation as part of the “Give Back Movement,” the national chiropractic awareness program, where every time the office received a new patient, they donated the appointment exam and X-ray charge amount of $40. Lynchburg Chiropractic is served by Joey Arthur, DC; Morgan Nails, DC; and Benjamin Zaccagnino, DC.
Personal care items for those in need were collected when Waypoint Chiropractic, a clinic in Bozeman, Mont., sponsored a charity drive for Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ), which distributes funding and personal care items such as socks and underwear, and computers and laptops less than three years old. The clinic also gave away a Yeti Cooler and other prizes to people and patients who donated, according to StreetInsider.com. “We will be donating $20 to Love INC for every new patient exam,” said Cary Gentry, DC, who is certified in the Torque Release Technique (TRT) and is the only Proficiency Certified TRT doctor in Montana.