The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Eugene chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is the Eugene back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Eugene veterans and Eugene back pain patients.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers relieving Eugene chiropractic care to any Eugene
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 primary
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 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 Eugene 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 during active military duty experienced intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care afforded
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in perceived disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 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 reductions in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
Eugene back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked 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 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) Recently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on
staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still have little to none. (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 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic for care. Many
don’t know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Eugene 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 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 Eugene pain patients.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC EXPANDS IN THE U.S.
Chiropractic researchers strive to ensure 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 sanctioned 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 Eugene chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is well
prepared to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.