Stress of life and stress of military life are taxing.
Chiropractic care offers relieving care to both military and
non-military folks alike. Current studies focused
on the benefits of chiropractic for military veterans revealed
benefits of chiropractic care to which Vancouver chiropractic care
patients can relate: improvement in pain, strength, and coping
with pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the Vancouver chiropractic pain and
stress relief center!
STRESS AND PAIN
Veterans struggle with stress and pain. The VA System is at
work to address veterans’ needs. Medicine is at the
front in the VA care system while many veterans are going
outside that system for additional care. A national survey
of veterans found that 52% used complementary
and integrated health approaches to manage
their issues with pain and stress reduction/relaxation leading
the list: 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% other meditation,
and 25% yoga. 84% said they are interested in undertaking
at least one of these options: massage, chiropractic, acupressure,
reflexology, progressive relaxation, acupressure. They were much more
likely to try these outside the VA System. (1) Veterans
are not unlike you! They seek Vancouver chiropractic
care outside the regular system at times, too!
HELPING VETERANS REGAIN THEIR STRENGTH
Veterans with back pain like other back pain sufferers find
that their strength and quality of life decrease. Chiropractic care can oftentimes help. Veterans notably
suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder which complicates
their pain management care. Chiropractic care within the VA system accounts for such overlying issues. Chiropractors
in the VA System will want to carefully diagnose
and manage PTSD veterans to ensure they
are receiving all the necessary care.
(2) Your Vancouver chiropractor considers each of our
Vancouver back pain patients’ other issues in the same way to optimize
positive clinical outcomes.
IMPROVING STRENGTH IN LOW BACK PAIN SUFFERING VETERANS
One positive clinical outcome wanted
by all back pain sufferers is to perform activities of
daily living as they need and want. Back pain is notorious for
interfering with daily activities. For veterans,
lifting, endurance and balance are key daily activities.
Back pain suffering veterans were assigned to chiropractic
care or a wait list for four weeks. The chiropractic patients increased
their pulling strength by 5.08 kgs while the wait list group’s pull strength decreased
by 7.43 kgs. Trunk muscle endurance, disability, pain intensity and fear
avoidance behavior all improved with chiropractic care of
active military personnel with low back pain. (3) Plus, after back surgery,
some veterans will still experience pain and want some relief.
90.3% of VA chiropractors reported
seeing at least 1 post-back surgery fusion patient in the last 30 days. (4) Chiropractic care for post-surgical continued pain is showing
itself to be beneficial. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
offers such pain reducing, strength growing
care for Vancouver back pain sufferers, too!
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. C. Michael Dupriest on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes beneficial
and relieving chiropractic care incorporating the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as a chiropractor working in
the VA System.
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Spine Care Centre for your low back pain and any associated
stress that it brings with it. Together, we’ll set up
a treatment plan just for you.