The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Ashburn chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the Ashburn back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Ashburn veterans and Ashburn back pain patients.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers relieving Ashburn chiropractic care to any Ashburn
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 foremost
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is because of carrying weighty 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 Ashburn 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 down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an 8-week
period. Even though he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
Ashburn back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law permitting
the VA to deliver chiropractic care via private sector
chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was voted
for 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) Currently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still provide little to no
availability. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Ashburn 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 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 Ashburn pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive 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 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn values the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.