The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Pensacola chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is the Pensacola back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Pensacola veterans and Pensacola back pain patients.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers relieving Pensacola chiropractic care to any Pensacola
back pain patients seeking 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 foremost
issues for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would think
it’s because of carrying heavy 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 Pensacola residents apply to military,
too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects,
RELIEF FOR A VETERAN
One military officer with a 20-year history of
mechanical back pain secondary to an injury incurred during active military duty felt intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Even though he
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
Pensacola back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked 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 offer 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for care. Many
don’t know about this perk or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Pensacola chiropractic persist in educating 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 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 Pensacola pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt 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) Lately, the US House approved 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.