Skip to main content

Todays Trending Topic ♛

Chiropractic Care and Osteopathic Medicine | Eastside Chiropractor

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors maintain a focus on therapy and spinal manipulation for structures.

Can chiropractic care be paired with other treatment methods?
Several studies have concluded that manual treatments commonly used by physicians are usually effective for treating lower back pain, lumbar herniated disc for radiculopathy and neck pain, as well as other ailments. In fact, when patients using non-invasive chronic low back pain have been treated by chiropractors, the long-term outcome is improved by obtaining maintenance spinal manipulation after the first intensive manipulative treatment. New research studies have found that a combination of chiropractic and other treatment modalities can help further provide relief.

Chiropractic and Osteopathic
Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine represent another non-surgical treatment option for patients with spin…

New TriWest Healthcare Alliance Operations Center Goals

New TriWest Healthcare Alliance Operations Center Goals - El Paso Chiropractor
For Questions Call/Text Dr. Jimenez Personally @ 915-540-8444 or Contact Us @ 915-850-0900

TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a nationwide company which assists veterans with their health care issues, launched a new movement center in Downtown El Paso, where the company planned to hire approximately 225 employees in the city in order to attract as many veterans as possible to fill those positions.

David McIntyre, president and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance quoted, “It made good business sense to expand our footprints here considering El Paso is one of the top 10 best cities for veterans in the United States, and out only line of business at TriWest is to serve veterans”.

TriWest operates as an associate with the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, in executing the Veterans Choice Program for veterans in El Paso as well as throughout 28 states. The Veterans Choice Program grants veterans the opportunity to obtain care out in the community if they cannot receive care at the VA within 30 days or it they live more than 40 miles away from the closest Veterans Affairs facility.

“By making veterans a priority, El Paso is setting itself apart from other communities around the country”, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso stated, admiring the announcement. “We are attracting jobs, talent, and investment. I am excited that TriWest sees the value and potential in our veterans, in our Downtown and in El Paso”, O’Rourke concluded.

During a news interview back when the new TriWest operations were to begin, Beto O’Rourke mentioned that El Paso was ruling the way for improved healthcare access for veterans. He also strongly believed that El Paso’s initiative on the TriWest Healthcare Alliance operations have been guiding the rest of the nation on how they might be able to fix their veteran healthcare issues. The news conference included El Paso VA Healthcare System Interim Director, Gail Graham and El Paso Mayor, Oscar Leeser.

As a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, O’Rourke praised Under Secretary of Health and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, for his strategy to enhance and convert the VA. In a November 18 congressional hearing, Shulkin defined a plan to improve care which O’Rourke declared would reflect several of the steps El Paso is taking to focus on veteran’s health care. Beto O’Rourke stated their mission was not yet considered to be accomplished but they were certainly on the right path to success. He continued by explaining the progression of their plans through a suitable team of members.

A hiring fair was handled where David McIntyre disclosed that salaries would be based on El Paso’s market and will largely depend on the positions as well. TriWest is planning to hire for clinical and nonclinical positions. Employment opportunities include positions such as registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and patient services representatives. Annual salaries start at about $35,000 a year and increase depending on the position.

TriWest consultant and Vietnam veteran, Drew Dix, was one of the speakers involved in the TriWest Healthcare Alliance news conference, including city officials and veterans. Dix mentioned that getting a movement center in El Paso was a valuable measure for the economy and for local veterans. “Obviously employment, but it also helps veteran’s employment because we are reaching out for veterans. It’s so important because veterans understand veteran issues”, Dix said.

Drew Dix, 71, was in the Army Special Forces in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon Johnson in 1969.

McIntyre expressed how much of a privilege it was to create new employment opportunities for those individuals with a sincere interest in distributing the health care needs of the nation’s veteran’s. And, after thanking McIntyre and his team at TriWest for choosing El Paso, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser announced how TriWest’s commitment to veteran’s healthcare as well as their promise towards employing veterans and their families is true to the priorities of City Council. He then continued by thanking O’Rourke for his leadership.

“I would like to personally thank him for his dedication to helping advance the El Paso Economy”, Lesser said.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez

For Additional Information:

Popular posts from this blog

Pain in the Quadratus Lumborum Muscle

A majority of the population have at some point experienced low back pain in their lifetimes. Although low back pain is recognized to result from numerous conditions or injuries on the lumbar spine, muscle strains such as a quadratus lumborum muscle strain, are believed to be a leading cause for the recognizable symptoms of pain and discomfort.
The quadratus lumborum muscle is a sizable muscle in the shape of a triangle, located deep on each respective side of the lower back. The role of the wide muscular tissue is to grant mobility to the lumbar spine in sequence for the torso to move laterally from side to side as well as extend and stabilize the lower spine to improve posture. When this muscle is strained or pulled, the symptoms can restrict movement on the lower back and since the muscular tissue is so extensive, recovery from this type of injury usually requires more time and patience to fully heal.

Quadratus Lumborum Syndrome V.S. Facet Joint Syndrome
When symptoms of back pa…

Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles tendonitis is a medical term used to describe a condition resulting in irritation of the large tendon, the Achilles tendon. Found in the back of the ankle, this condition is recognized as a common cause for injury among athletes. Excessive use of the Achilles tendon results in inflammation together with swelling and pain.
The development of Achilles tendonitis can be associated with two important factors, most frequently among athletes, which are, lack of flexibility and over-pronation. With age, the tendons will begin to lose flexibility, just the same as other tissues in the body. This change causes the tendons to become more rigid and more vulnerable to injury. For some people, the ankle may roll too far downward and inward with each step they take. This is called over-pronation, which places more stress on the tendons and ligaments of the foot, contributing to injury if not corrected.
Achilles tendonitis may also develop from other factors. An increase in an athlete’s …

5 Common Causes for Shoulder Pain

The shoulders are the most mobile joints in the human body. Because the ball of the humerus is designed to be larger than the shoulder socket that holds it, the shoulders need to be supported by muscles, tendons, and ligaments to secure them in a stable or natural position. Since the shoulder can be unstable, it is often a site for many common complications. Below are 5 common causes of shoulder pain and their associated symptoms.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator cuff tears within the shoulder are a very common type of shoulder injury. The rotator cuff consists of a set of four muscles: the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, the subscapularis, and the teres minor. All of these muscles are attached to the bones of the shoulders by tendons, which purspose is to support, stabilize, and grant the arm movement to move up, down and rotate. The rotator cuff ensures that the arm remains in the shoulder socket. Damage or injury from an accident or gradual wear and tear can result in inflammation to t…

Today's Chiropractic

Location Near You