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,
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
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 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 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.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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 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.