The spines of our veterans need beneficial
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Largo chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is the Largo back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Largo veterans and Largo back pain patients.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers relieving Largo chiropractic care to any Largo
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 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) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Largo 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 incurred while
on active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening
in his disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Even though he’d had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such reductions in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
Largo back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 was the year of the US law permitting
the VA to provide 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 have little to no
availability. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc for care. Many
do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Largo 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 Largo 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 sanctioned expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to increase
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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is well
prepared to help ease the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts suffered by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.