The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Tarrytown chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Tarrytown Chiropractic is the Tarrytown back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Tarrytown veterans and Tarrytown back pain patients.
Tarrytown Chiropractic offers relieving Tarrytown chiropractic care to any Tarrytown
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 leading
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 reports that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like Tarrytown 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 incurred during active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain a long time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and
disability would surely be cheered by
Tarrytown back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law permitting
the VA to offer 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 rose 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 none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Tarrytown Chiropractic for care. Many
do not know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Tarrytown chiropractic persist in educating the public about how it can help
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 Tarrytown 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 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 sanctioned 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) Tarrytown Chiropractic appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
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 Tarrytown chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Tarrytown Chiropractic 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.