The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Vancouver chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the Vancouver back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Vancouver veterans and Vancouver back pain patients.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers relieving Vancouver chiropractic care to any Vancouver
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 top
problems for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is due to carrying heavy backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Vancouver 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 while
on active military duty felt intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Even though he
had had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Vancouver back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law permitting
the VA to deliver chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was voted
for that chiropractic was to be available the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients rose by 821%,
chiropractic visits by 694%, number of clinics by 9%, chiropractic employees by
21%. (5) Currently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still have little to none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Vancouver Spine Care Centre for care. Many
don’t know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Vancouver chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can help
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 assist in reducing its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Vancouver pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt to ensure that military personnel have access to chiropractic care. One
group created 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 approved expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to rise
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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre values the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with
multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him find
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.