The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Fernandina Beach chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is the Fernandina Beach back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Fernandina Beach veterans and Fernandina Beach back pain patients.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers relieving Fernandina Beach chiropractic care to any Fernandina Beach
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 top
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 Fernandina Beach 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 during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in perceived disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 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 drops in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Fernandina Beach 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 rose 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 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 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Fernandina Beach chiropractic persist in educating the public about how it can reduce
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 assist in reducing its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Fernandina Beach 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 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to expand
to at least two medical centers/clinics in each Veterans Integrated
Service Network by December 31, 2019, and be at 50% of them by December 31, 2021.
(1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic values the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.