The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Preston chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Chiropractic Associates is the Preston back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Preston veterans and Preston back pain patients.
Chiropractic Associates offers relieving Preston chiropractic care to any Preston
back pain patients seeking back pain relief!
WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR SPINES?
Data from the Veterans’ Administration (VA), “diseases of the musculoskeletal
system/connective system” like back pain are the chief
problems for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is because of carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Preston residents apply to military,
too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects,
RELIEF FOR A VETERAN
One military officer who had a 20-year history of
mechanical back pain secondary to an injury incurred during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Preston back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing
the VA to provide chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was voted
for that chiropractic was to be accessible in the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients increased by 821%,
chiropractic visits by 694%, number of clinics by 9%, chiropractic employees by
21%. (5) Recently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still have little to none. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Chiropractic Associates for care. Many
don’t know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Preston chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can reduce
musculoskeletal pain, back pain, sciatica, neck pain and arm radiculopathy, how
it can help with pain management. Today, many veterans - like many others in
the general population - are struggling with prescription
opioid pain drugs. (6) The opioid epidemic is everywhere; chiropractic care may help
curb its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Preston pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive to make
sure that military personnel have access to chiropractic care. One
group developed an integrated care pathway for doctors of
chiropractic, primary care providers, and mental health professionals who manage veterans with low back pain, with or without mental health
comorbidity, within Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities.
(7) Lately, the US House endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
to at least two medical centers/clinics in each Veterans Integrated
Service Network by December 31, 2019, and be at 50% of them by December 31, 2021.
(1) Chiropractic Associates welcomes the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
Listen to this PODCAST
from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with
multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him experience
Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Chiropractic Associates is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.