The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Plainville chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Layden Chiropractic is the Plainville back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Plainville veterans and Plainville back pain patients.
Layden Chiropractic offers relieving Plainville chiropractic care to any Plainville
back pain patients wanting 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
problems for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would assume
it is due to carrying heavy backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Plainville 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 incurred during active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in eight weeks. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would surely be appreciated by
Plainville back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing
the VA to offer chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was passed that chiropractic was to be available the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients increased 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 none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Layden Chiropractic for care. Many
don’t know about this option or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Plainville chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 assist in reducing its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Plainville 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 manage 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 grow
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) Layden Chiropractic appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 Plainville chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Layden Chiropractic is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.