The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Baton Rouge chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is the Baton Rouge back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Baton Rouge veterans and Baton Rouge back pain patients.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers relieving Baton Rouge chiropractic care to any Baton Rouge
back pain patients seeking 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 credited? Most of us would assume
it’s 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) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Baton Rouge 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 suffered during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
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. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Baton Rouge 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 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 no
availability. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Spine & Sports Rehab 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 Baton Rouge 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 help
curb its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Baton Rouge pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive 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) Recently, the US House approved 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center welcomes the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.