The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Brooks chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is the Brooks back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Brooks veterans and Brooks back pain patients.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers relieving Brooks chiropractic care to any Brooks
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 foremost
problems for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would assume
it’s because of 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 Brooks 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 while
on active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 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 reductions in pain and
disability would surely be cheered by
Brooks back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law empowering
the VA to provide 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 grew 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 have little to none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Soft Health and Healing Clinic for care. Many
do not know about this benefit or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Brooks chiropractic persist in educating 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 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 Brooks pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers try 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 manage veterans with low back pain, with or without mental health
comorbidity, within Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities.
(7) Lately, the US House endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
to at least 2 medical centers/clinics in each Veterans Integrated
Service Network by December 31, 2019, and be at 50% of them by December 31, 2021.
(1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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 Brooks chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.