The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Baton Rouge chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is the Baton Rouge back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Baton Rouge veterans and Baton Rouge back pain patients.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers relieving Baton Rouge chiropractic care to any Baton Rouge
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 primary
problems for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would assume
it’s due to carrying weighty 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 Baton Rouge 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 during active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in perceived disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Even though he
had had this pain for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be welcomed by
Baton Rouge back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing
the VA to deliver 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 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 no
availability. (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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for care. Many
don’t know about this option or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Baton Rouge chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 help
curb its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Baton Rouge pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers try 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 manage 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 increase
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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts suffered by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.