The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Sandy Springs chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Cross Chiropractic Center is the Sandy Springs back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Sandy Springs veterans and Sandy Springs back pain patients.
Cross Chiropractic Center offers relieving Sandy Springs chiropractic care to any Sandy Springs
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 chief
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 reports that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Sandy Springs 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 sustained while
on active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in perceived disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would surely be appreciated by
Sandy Springs back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law empowering
the VA to offer chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was passed that chiropractic was to be accessible in 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) Currently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still provide little to no
availability. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Cross Chiropractic Center for care. Many
don’t know about this perk or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Sandy Springs chiropractic continue to educate the public about how it can relieve
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 Sandy Springs pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt to ensure 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) Lately, the US House sanctioned expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to rise
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) Cross Chiropractic Center is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Cross Chiropractic Center is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.