The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Severna Park chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Back And Neck Care Center is the Severna Park back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Severna Park veterans and Severna Park back pain patients.
Back And Neck Care Center offers relieving Severna Park chiropractic care to any Severna Park
back pain patients wanting 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 leading
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it’s due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Severna Park 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 incurred while
on active military duty felt 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% lessening
in perceived disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would surely be cheered by
Severna Park back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked 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 accessible in the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients increased 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 provide 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 Back And Neck Care Center for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Severna Park chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 assist in reducing its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Severna Park 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) 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) Back And Neck Care Center is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care 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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Back And Neck Care Center is well
prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.