The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
New Roads chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. New Roads Chiropractic Center is the New Roads back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
New Roads veterans and New Roads back pain patients.
New Roads Chiropractic Center offers relieving New Roads chiropractic care to any New Roads
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
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would assume
it is because of carrying heavy 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 New Roads 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 during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
New Roads back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law permitting
the VA to provide chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was passed that chiropractic was to be accessible in 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 get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at New Roads 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 New Roads 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 New Roads pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers try 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 approved 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center values the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT New Roads 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 New Roads chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. New Roads Chiropractic Center is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts suffered by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.