University offers free pain clinic to veterans

October 30, 2014

Back and joint problems, anxiety and other issues will be addressed

Military veterans who suffer from back and joint pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches and other common health problems often related to their service are invited to a free health clinic and dinner Thursday night at the Uptown Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Faculty, staff and students from Northwestern Health Sciences University will be available at treatment stations to discuss pain and other problems common to military veterans and to demonstrate how those issues can be managed through chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and other procedures.

“Veterans give their service to our country, and many of us return to civilian life with aches, pain and ongoing heath issues related to that service,” said James McCloden, Senior Admissions Representative at Northwestern Health Sciences University and an Army veteran who organized the event.

“Acupuncture, massage and chiropractic treatment can be extremely helpful in alleviating or ending the pain that many veterans experience,” he said. “This event is an opportunity to thank our veterans and to help them with the treatments that the University teaches and that our students and graduates practice.”

Veterans also will be served a free dinner at the event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis. Veterans may stop in at any time during the period for dinner and consultation. Veterans’ family members also are welcome.

For more information or to attend, please contact James McCloden at 952-885-5407 or

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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