The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Vancouver chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Disc Centers offers relieving Vancouver chiropractic care to any Vancouver
back pain patients seeking back pain relief!
WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR SPINES?
According to Veterans’
Administration (VA) data, “diseases of the musculoskeletal
system/connective system” like back pain are the primary
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would think
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) 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 suffered 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% decrease
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an 8-week
period. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be appreciated by
Vancouver 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 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 able to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers for care. Many
do not know about this benefit 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 developed an integrated care pathway for doctors of
chiropractic, primary care providers, and mental health professionals who direct
the care of 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
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 Disc Centers is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with
multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him experience
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Vancouver Disc Centers is well
prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.