The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Minster chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Minster Chiropractic Center is the Minster back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Minster veterans and Minster back pain patients.
Minster Chiropractic Center offers relieving Minster chiropractic care to any Minster
back pain patients wanting 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 chief
problems for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would think
it is due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Minster 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 involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in perceived disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an 8-week
period. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would clearly be appreciated by
Minster back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing
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) 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 Minster Chiropractic Center for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Minster chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 help
curb its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Minster pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive to make
sure 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 approved expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to grow
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) Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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 Minster chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.