The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Oxford chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Satterwhite Chiropractic is the Oxford back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Oxford veterans and Oxford back pain patients.
Satterwhite Chiropractic offers relieving Oxford chiropractic care to any Oxford
back pain patients seeking 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 top
problems for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would think
it is due to carrying heavy backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Oxford 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 lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling involving the right lower extremity distal
to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in perceived disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
Oxford back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law authorizing
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 grew 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 does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic for care. Many
don’t know about this option or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Oxford chiropractic persist in trying
to get the word out to 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 Oxford pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers attempt 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 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts faced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.