The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
San Jose chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is the San Jose back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
San Jose veterans and San Jose back pain patients. McMurray
Chiropractic Solutions offers relieving San Jose chiropractic care to any San Jose
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 chief
issues for veterans coming back from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume
it is because of carrying heavy 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 San Jose 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 suffered while
on active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an 8-week
period. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be appreciated by
San Jose 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 passed that chiropractic was to be accessible in 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 offer little to no
availability. (2) If a VA facility doesn’t have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can benefit
from chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your San Jose 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 struggling 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 San Jose 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 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 expand
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) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT McMurray Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions 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.