The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Colorado Springs chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is the Colorado Springs back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Colorado Springs veterans and Colorado Springs back pain patients.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers relieving Colorado Springs chiropractic care to any Colorado Springs
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 coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is 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 Colorado Springs 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 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 provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in perceived disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Even though he
had had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be appreciated by
Colorado Springs 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 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 allowed to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for care. Many
do not know about this benefit or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Colorado Springs 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 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 Colorado Springs 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 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to expand
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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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.