Chiropractic Care in Military and Hospital Systems 08/18/2015Think there’s back pain in military personnel? You bet! Are they entitled to relief? Absolutely! Integration of chiropractic into military healthcare systems is happening. What about integrating chiropractic into civilian hospital systems? We Fort Wayne civilians are said to have back pain at a rate of 80% in our lifetime, and 1 in 3 of us has back pain at any moment. So Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers effective chiropractic care for Fort Wayne back pain sufferers as the government and VA systems work to incorporate more access to chiropractic care for our military personnel and some local hospitals start to include chiropractic care for the rest of us as well. Now, low back pain in military enlistees requiring hospitalization is 27%. If they have the diagnosis of unspecified low back pain, it’s 71%. If they have a lumbar disc disorder diagnosis, it’s 29%. For those recruits who are compulsorily enrolled, pass physician-performed examinations and are deemed to be healthy, young adults, hospitalization for low back pain causes significant morbidity during their military service. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc wonders if non-hospitalization care like chiropractic care might be beneficial. So the military wonders, too. For those military folks with musculoskeletal problems in the Navy, a special center is established for them at the Naval Base in San Diego. It has 18 different health care providers from 10 different specialties to provide integrated musculoskeletal services. These are primary care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vestibular therapy, gait analysis, prosthetics, recreational therapy, and chiropractic care. Yes, chiropractic care! (2) Chiropractors are also working in Veteran’s Administrative facilities, and 88% of the VA patients are seen for low back pain. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is so pleased to see chiropractic care integrated for the military! Further, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs are studying how chiropractic service is integrated into the health care systems and planning for the future of its continued integration and use. (4) So, for those not in the military and rely on local healthcare systems and hospitals, integration of chiropractic is happening, too! For example, in Minnesota, a model of chiropractic integration in a private hospital system was developed over 10 years. In a survey about this system, 74 %of respondents supported integrating complementary alternative medicine. 45% supported having the primary care physician as the gatekeeper for CAM use. In two years, the chiropractic program saw 8294 patients who were referred from primary care providers (MD’s and PA’s), self-referral, sports medicine and orthopedic physicians. (5) Not a bad start! Fort Wayne chiropractic care is offered at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now! So, bring your back pain to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. In Fort Wayne, chiropractic care for back pain at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is gentle, safe and effective. May chiropractic care be even more readily available through integration! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc soon!« View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."