Veteran's Choice Chiropractic Treatment
The guarantee for chiropractic treatment for all eligible VA patients was enacted when President George Bush signed Public Law 107-135 in 2002. Unfortunately, even though this care has been included in Veterans’ Medical Benefits Package since 2004, many aren’t aware that this service is available to them. Fakhoury Medical & Chiropractic Center is proud to offer our services to our county's Veterans through Veteran's Choice.
Many health conditions can be treated using chiropractic care, such as those like musculoskeletal disorders (pain in the muscles, joints and bones), and if you are a suffering veteran then these treatment options may be worth looking into. So, what is chiropractic care and how do you receive it?
“Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health”, says the ACA. The components and systems of the body treated by a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) include the bones, muscles, joints, and nerves. Usually a method called “adjustment” or “manipulation” is used to restore mobility in the joint, allowing the tissues to heal and pains to subside, and this is done by applying different angles of force to the target areas.
Many times, back pain is the primary reason why a patient would seek a chiropractor, but chiropractic is by no means limited to this group. DCs also assist in relieving discomforts such as neck pain, aches and pains from accidents or injuries, sciatica, general muscle spasms, headaches and migraines, pinched nerves, and more serious issues such as those related to the spine, and deeper bone pains and muscle strains.
Many are at risk for these types of complications, but Veterans even more so due to the nature of their physically demanding military duties. Walking while wearing heavy gear alone has caused many musculoskeletal injuries to veterans, suggested The Seattle Times. “The number of soldiers medically retired from the Army with at least one musculoskeletal condition increased nearly 10-fold from 2003 to 2009, according to Army statistics,” reported Hal Bernton in his article.