The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Fort Wayne chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is the Fort Wayne back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Fort Wayne veterans and Fort Wayne back pain patients.
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center offers relieving Fort Wayne chiropractic care to any Fort Wayne
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 leading
issues for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would think
it is due to 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 Fort Wayne 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 down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in perceived disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an 8-week
period. Even though he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
Fort Wayne back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law empowering
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) Recently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still provide little to no
availability. (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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center for care. Many
do not know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Fort Wayne chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can reduce
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 having issues 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 Fort Wayne 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 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) Recently, the US House approved expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Listen to this PODCAST
from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with
multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him experience
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.