Military Personnel Find Relief from More Chiropractic Care Available in the VA

The spines of our veterans need beneficial care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow West Palm Beach chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have it. Moses Chiropractic is the West Palm Beach back pain specialty center for spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for West Palm Beach veterans and West Palm Beach back pain patients. Moses Chiropractic offers relieving West Palm Beach chiropractic care to any West Palm Beach 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 primary issues for veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would assume it is because of carrying weighty backpacks and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel. (3)  Causes of back pain for non-military folks like West Palm Beach residents apply to military, too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects, etc.

RELIEF FOR A VETERAN

One military officer who had a 20-year history of mechanical back pain secondary to an injury sustained while on active military duty lived with intermittent radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease in his disability. The course of conservative, chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in eight weeks. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain a long time, he realized relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and disability would clearly be appreciated by West Palm Beach back pain sufferers, too.

BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF OPIOIDS

1999 was the year of the US law empowering the VA to deliver 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 provide little to none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to obtain a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Moses Chiropractic for care. Many do not know about this option or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and your West Palm Beach chiropractic persist in educating 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 West Palm Beach 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) Recently, the US House approved expansion of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to grow 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) Moses Chiropractic appreciates the confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.

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Listen to this PODCAST from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him find relief.

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Moses Chiropractic is well prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and back pain conditions of all sorts suffered by military personnel and military veterans with chiropractic care.

West Palm Beach chiropractic care helps relieve spine pain and back pain for many locals, and its availability for veterans and military personnel increases in the VA to help more.  
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