The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Malverne chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Malverne Health & Wellness is the Malverne back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Malverne veterans and Malverne back pain patients.
Malverne Health & Wellness offers relieving Malverne chiropractic care to any Malverne
back pain patients wanting 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 returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? 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 Malverne 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 provided
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 in 8 weeks. Despite the fact that he
had had this pain a long time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
Malverne back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked 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 grew 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 Malverne Health & Wellness for care. Many
do not know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Malverne chiropractic continue to educate 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 help
curb its effects for military veterans as it does for
general population Malverne pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers try 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 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to rise
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) Malverne Health & Wellness appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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 Malverne chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Malverne Health & Wellness 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.