The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Pflugerville chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Pflugerville Wellness Center is the Pflugerville back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Pflugerville veterans and Pflugerville back pain patients.
Pflugerville Wellness Center offers relieving Pflugerville chiropractic care to any Pflugerville
back pain patients wanting 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 primary
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 weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Pflugerville 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 felt 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% reduction
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Pflugerville 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) Recently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still provide little to none. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center for care. Many
do not know about this option or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Pflugerville chiropractic continue to educate 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 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 Pflugerville 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 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to rise
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) Pflugerville Wellness Center is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Pflugerville Wellness Center is well
prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts suffered by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.