The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Buffalo, NY chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Disc Centers Of America is the Buffalo, NY back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Buffalo, NY veterans and Buffalo, NY back pain patients.
Disc Centers Of America offers relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic care to any Buffalo, NY
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 chief
problems for veterans returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it’s due to carrying heavy backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Buffalo, NY 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 involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
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 for some time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked 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 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 offer 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 Disc Centers Of America for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Buffalo, NY chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 Buffalo, NY pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive to ensure 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) Lately, the US House approved expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
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) Disc Centers Of America is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Disc Centers Of America is well
prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.