The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Manchester chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is the Manchester back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Manchester veterans and Manchester back pain patients.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers relieving Manchester chiropractic care to any Manchester
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 chief
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 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 Manchester 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 while
on active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% decrease 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 over an 8-week
period. Even though he
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Manchester back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law permitting
the VA to offer 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 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 offer little to none. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for care. Many
don’t know about this benefit or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Manchester chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can relieve
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 Manchester pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive 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) Lately, the US House sanctioned 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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.