Before reading further, you have to know that to see us here at Creek Stone, you must ask for a referral specifically to Creek Stone. Otherwise, you could be sent anywhere in town.
We know that veterans are among our most deserving and honored patient populations. But traditionally, their pain has been mostly mismanaged. With the onset of the opioid crisis, providers had to search for alternatives for our veterans. You cannot simply stop prescribing opioids, sometimes after decades, and not have alternatives in place.
We also know that veterans are at a higher risk of suicide than a person that has never served. Sometimes, this has to do with ongoing pain, PTSD, and a whole host of other factors. Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that chiropractic has been significantly effective in achieving better outcomes for our veteran population over and above the effects seen in traditional medical care alone.
We are honored to serve our veteran community, providing much-needed care and pain solutions to people who have fought for the rights of our country and stood up to adversity. Our goal is to give veterans a better quality of life, one that’s comfortable and active, so they live productively with a healthy body and mind. Our veterans have earned it, and they deserve it.
Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved chiropractic as a standard health benefit for veterans who need it. Our team helps Veterans of Foreign Wars in Amarillo, Canyon, Claude, Clarendon, and Vega who are living with chronic pain.
Dr. Williams and his clinic have several certifications and affiliations, making them knowledgeable and experienced in their quest to care for our veterans.
Some credentials and organizations we work with include:
- Host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast
- Local TV Healthcare Commenter and Expert
- Yearly Finalist in Best of Amarillo
- Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & Chiropractic Orthopedist
- Certified - Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
- Advanced Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology
- Founder of Amarillo Chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn
- Member - American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists
- Member - American Chiropractic Association & National Blog Author
- Quoted in Reader's Digest
- Member - Texas Council of Chiropractic Orthopedists
- Best Rated Chiropractor in Amarillo
- Public Relations Chairman for the Texas Chiropractic Association
- Volunteer - Heal the City
- Member - Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
- Certified - Kennedy Decompression Technique
- Quoted in Chiropractic Economics National Publication
Dr. Williams has also authored a book, "The Remarkable Truth of Chiropractic." In one chapter, Dr. Williams shares some of the research that has led to the VA paying for veteran care in our clinic. The ‘Why’ behind such a drastic change in our veterans’ healthcare and pain management.
If you’re a veteran wondering if chiropractic solutions will help end your chronic pain, you can trust our experts to safely and non-invasively give the care you need.
The VA recognizes the benefits of chiropractic for their organization, including:
- Reduces the need for surgery
- Less reliance on pain medications that can become addictive
- Supports full body function and strengthening to reduce the risk of re-injury or further damage
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Veterans with Chronic Pain
While the benefits mentioned above keep costs down for the VA because surgery, medication, and re-injury can get expensive, there are many also many benefits for the patient, including:
- Increased comfort
- Improved functionality and health of the soft tissues and joints
- Improved strength
- Improved overall health
- Improved focus and performance
- Promotes better sleep quality
- Enhanced energy
- Reduced stress
- And much more
Your pain deserves attention so it can stop holding you back and interfering with your life. We’re here to support you as you’ve supported us. Let’s get you feeling good and living better.
Our medical center provides various solutions that complement one another, so you receive the best care plan for your unique needs. As experts in chronic pain, we understand its effects and will do our best to restore, relieve, and rehabilitate your body so you can find safe, confident movement and live free from pain.
We offer chiropractic combined with safe medical treatments to enhance your experience and healing process.
Some of our solutions include:
- Spinal decompression
- Medical services
- Trigger point injections
- Knee regenerative injections
- PRP therapy for joints
- IV rejuvenation
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Spa services
- Cold laser therapy
- Corporate chair massage
- Massage therapy
- Targeted exercise and rehabilitation
- Other services
We’re also happy to offer telehealth services for those in Texas who want a second opinion regarding their wellness.
Your courage and sacrifice should not go unnoticed, and the physical pains you’ve endured should not go untreated.
We know you have questions about receiving chiropractic for your pain; here are some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers to help.
How do I Get Chiropractic Care Through the VA?
Some VA clinics offer chiropractic treatments at their locations; however, not all. Veterans who are not close to a VA clinic that offers chiropractic care are able to get it off-site at chiropractic clinics using the fee-basis program.
Fee-basis is the VA’s medical program that offers payment authorization for veterans when they work with non-VA healthcare providers.
How Do I Get Off-Site Chiropractic Healthcare?
If you’d like to get fee-basis care, speak with your primary provider at the VA and tell them you’d like to receive chiropractic care at an off-site location. Our Amarillo medical center works with the VA and provides care to numerous veterans, managing the logistics to make the process as easy as possible for the patient.
What’s the Cost of Chiropractic Care for VA Patients?
Veterans who are eligible will have no out-of-pocket expenses when using the fee-basis option. The VA will cover all costs associated with the treatment you receive at our clinic. Our team will communicate with your VA primary care provider to ensure your appointments are approved prior to your visit.
If you’re a veteran, or have a loved one who is, and want to learn more about getting chiropractic care, feel free to contact our chiropractic clinic for more details, we’re happy to help you through the process.
You are respected, honored, and supported; the work you’ve done and the bravery you’ve shown are recognized. It’s our privilege to help you.