Stress of life and stress of military life are taxing.
Chiropractic care offers relieving care to both military and
non-military folks correspondingly. Current studies focused
on the benefits of chiropractic for military veterans revealed
benefits of chiropractic care to which Brooks chiropractic care
patients can relate: improvement in pain, strength, and dealing
with pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is the Brooks chiropractic pain and
stress relieving center!
STRESS AND PAIN
Veterans struggle with stress and pain. The VA System is working on addressing veterans’ needs. Medicine is forefront in the VA care system while many veterans are venturing
outside that system for other care. A national survey
of veterans found that 52% employed complementary
and integrated health options to address
their issues with pain and stress reduction/relaxation leading
the list: 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% other meditation,
and 25% yoga. 84% said they are interested in trying
at least one of these approaches: massage, chiropractic, acupressure,
reflexology, progressive relaxation, acupressure. They were much more
likely to use these outside the VA System. (1) Veterans
are not unlike you! They seek Brooks chiropractic
care outside the usual system at times, too!
HELPING VETERANS REGAIN THEIR STRENGTH
Veterans with back pain like other back pain sufferers lose their strength and quality
of life. Chiropractic care can oftentimes help. Veterans notably
suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder which causes difficulties with
their pain management care. Chiropractic care within the VA system takes into
consideration these overlying issues. Chiropractors
in the VA System will want to carefully diagnose
and manage PTSD veterans to be sure they
are receiving all the necessary care.
(2) Your Brooks chiropractor considers each of our
Brooks back pain patients’ other issues in the same way to optimize
positive clinical outcomes.
IMPROVING STRENGTH IN LOW BACK PAIN SUFFERING VETERANS
One positive clinical outcome wanted
by all back pain sufferers is to perform activities of
daily living as they need and want. Back pain is notorious for
interfering with daily activities. For veterans,
lifting, endurance and balance are crucial daily activities.
Back pain suffering veterans were allocated to chiropractic
care or a wait list for 4 weeks. The chiropractic patients improved
their pulling strength by 5.08 kgs while the wait list group’s pull strength decreased
by 7.43 kgs. Trunk muscle endurance, disability, pain intensity and fear
avoidance behavior all got better with chiropractic care of
active military personnel with low back pain. (3) Plus, after back surgery,
some veterans will still hurt and want some relief.
90.3% of VA chiropractors reported
seeing at least 1 post-back surgery fusion patient in the past
month. (4) Chiropractic care for post-surgical continued pain is showing
itself to be beneficial. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
uses such pain decrasing, strength increasing
care for Brooks back pain sufferers, too!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. C. Michael Dupriest on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes beneficial
and relieving chiropractic care integrating the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as a chiropractor working in
the VA System.
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment
with Soft Health and Healing Clinic for your low back pain and any associated
stress that it brings with it. Together, we will find
a treatment plan just for you.