The spines of our veterans need beneficial care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow Southern New Hampshire chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get it. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the Southern New Hampshire back pain specialty center for spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for Southern New Hampshire veterans and Southern New Hampshire back pain patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers relieving Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care to any Southern New Hampshire 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 foremost issues for veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would think 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 Southern New Hampshire residents apply to military, too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects, etc.
RELIEF FOR A VETERAN
One military officer with a 20-year history of mechanical back pain secondary to an injury sustained while on active military duty lived with intermittent radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal to the knee. Chiropractic care provided him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease in perceived disability. The course of conservative, chiropractic management incorporated 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 Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF OPIOIDS
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing the VA to offer chiropractic care via private sector chiropractors. (5) From 2004 (the year the law was passed that chiropractic was to be available 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) Currently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still provide little to none. (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 New Hampshire Spine and Sport for care. Many don’t know about this benefit or that they can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and your Southern New Hampshire 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 assist in reducing its effects for military veterans as it does for general population Southern New Hampshire 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 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 grow 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport values the confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
Listen to this PODCAST from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him find relief.
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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.