The spines of our veterans need suitable
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
Groton chiropractic spine pain patients - and now can get
it. Hutter Chiropractic Office is the Groton back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
Groton veterans and Groton back pain patients.
Hutter Chiropractic Office offers relieving Groton chiropractic care to any Groton
back pain patients wanting 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 returning from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars. (1) To what is it attribute? Most of us would think
it’s due to carrying heavy backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study reports that back pain is found more in military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Reason for back pain
for non-military folks like Groton residents apply to military,
too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects,
RELIEF FOR A VETERAN
One military officer who had a 20-year history of
mechanical back pain secondary to an injury sustained while
on active military duty lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care provided
him a 25% reduction in low back pain severity and a 22% decrease
in perceived disability. The course of conservative,
chiropractic management incorporated 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification in 8 weeks. Despite the fact that he’d had this pain a long time, he gained
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would clearly be cheered by
Groton back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
1999 marked the year of the US law authorizing
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 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 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 get
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Hutter Chiropractic Office for care. Many
do not know about this option or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your Groton chiropractic persist in educating the public about how it can help
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 Groton 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 endorsed expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to rise
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) Hutter Chiropractic Office appreciates the
confidence in chiropractic care this action shows.
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts experienced by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.