The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Spinal Care Clinic is the Burlington and Hamilton back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Burlington and Hamilton veterans and Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients.
Spinal Care Clinic offers relieving Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care to any Burlington and Hamilton
back pain patients wanting 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
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it’s due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Burlington and Hamilton 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 suffered while
on active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Even though he
had had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would surely be appreciated by
Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law permitting
the VA to offer chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was passed that chiropractic was to be available the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients grew 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 obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Spinal Care Clinic for care. Many
do not know about this benefit or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can relieve
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 having issues 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 Burlington and Hamilton pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers try to ensure 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 2 medical centers/clinics in each Veterans Integrated
Service Network by December 31, 2019, and be at 50% of them by December 31, 2021.
(1) Spinal Care Clinic is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.