The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
McHenry chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is the McHenry back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
McHenry veterans and McHenry back pain patients.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers relieving McHenry chiropractic care to any McHenry
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 chief
problems for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like McHenry residents apply to military,
too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects,
RELIEF FOR A VETERAN
One military officer with a 20-year history of
mechanical back pain secondary to an injury sustained during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in perceived 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
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
McHenry 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 grew 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 have little to none. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your McHenry 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 McHenry pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt 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 expand
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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic values the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 McHenry chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.