The Joint Chiropractic offers free care to military members

The Joint Chiropractic offers free care to military members

Justin Velez-Hagan at The Joint in Landmark Plaza.

The Joint Chiropractic now offers free services to current and former military personnel and their families.

As part of the Patriot Project, two locations of The Joint – in Lincolnia and Burke – are providing free chiropractic evaluations and initial adjustments to active-duty military members,  veterans, and their families. Those eligible will also receive discounted rates on continued care.

The Joint opened in March 2022 at 6244-E Little River Turnpike in the Plaza at Landmark and more recently at 9538 Old Keene Mill Road in Burke Town Plaza.

There are more than 200,000 eligible individuals and their families currently estimated to reside in Northern Virginia, says Justin Vélez-Hagan, owner of the two locations.  

“As a veteran myself, I know firsthand the toll that active-duty service can take on the body, as well as the limited care that military healthcare services offer,” says Vélez-Hagan.

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“For many, healthcare options appear limited and, unfortunately, addictive opioids or surgery end up being the path chosen to relieve and treat acute or chronic pain,” he says. “At our clinics, we want to offer an affordable and convenient alternative to those who served this country, without the need for dangerous procedures or unnecessary side effects.”

Unfortunately, Veterans Administration health care and TRICARE only cover chiropractic services in rare and limited circumstances, Vélez-Hagan says.

Regular chiropractic care can help alleviate back, neck, and other joint pain and intense migraine headaches. It can also increase joint motion and coordination across the age spectrum. 

“Research continues to demonstrate how everyone – from growing children to working adults to active seniors – can benefit from regular chiropractic care,” Vélez-Hagan says. “The Joint Chiropractic has made it its mission to alleviate pain and help all patients move toward a healthier lifestyle, at a price similar to most insurance co-pays.”

“There is a good reason why nearly every professional sports team has its own chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment doesn’t just keep the body healthy – it improves its function.”


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