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Military Personnel Find Relief from More Chiropractic Care Available in the VA

The spines of our veterans need good care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow Montreal chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get it. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is the Montreal back pain specialty center for spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for Montreal veterans and Montreal back pain patients. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers relieving Montreal chiropractic care to any Montreal 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 foremost problems for veterans coming back from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it credited? Most of us would assume it’s 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 Montreal residents apply to military, too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects, etc.

RELIEF FOR A VETERAN

One military officer with 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 involving the right lower extremity distal to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% lessening in perceived disability. The course of conservative, chiropractic management involved 10 treatments of lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in eight weeks. Even though he had had this pain a long time, he gained relief. (4) After 20 years, such decreases in pain and disability would surely be appreciated by Montreal back pain sufferers, too.

BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF OPIOIDS

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 voted for 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) Currently, 70 VA facilities have chiropractors on staff. (1) Nearly 100 VA facilities still have little to none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are allowed to get a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for care. Many do not know about this perk or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and your Montreal 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 help curb its effects for military veterans as it does for general population Montreal 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 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) Recently, the US House sanctioned 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic values the confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.

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Listen to this PODCAST from The Back Doctors’ Podcast about a military veteran with multiple spinal issues whose local chiropractor helped him experience relief.

Schedule a Montreal chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Dr. Hoang's 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.

Montreal chiropractic care helps relieve spine pain and back pain for many locals, and its availability for veterans and military personnel increases in the VA to help more.  
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