The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
West Des Moines chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is the West Des Moines back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
West Des Moines veterans and West Des Moines back pain patients.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers relieving West Des Moines chiropractic care to any West Des Moines
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 coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would think
it is due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like West Des Moines 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 experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
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 eight-week
period. Even though he
had had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
West Des Moines 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 passed 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) Currently, 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 get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for care. Many
don’t know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your West Des Moines chiropractic persist in educating 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 West Des Moines pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt 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 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 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 West Des Moines chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.