Stress of life and stress of military life are taxing.
Chiropractic care offers relieving care to both military and
non-military folks alike. Recent studies centered
on the benefits of chiropractic for military veterans uncovered
benefits of chiropractic care to which Sitka chiropractic care
patients can relate: improvement in pain, strength, and dealing
with pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is the Sitka chiropractic pain and
stress relieving center!
STRESS AND PAIN
Veterans struggle with stress and pain. The VA System is working on addressing veterans’ needs. Medicine is forefront in the VA care system while many veterans are going
outside that system for other care. A national survey
of veterans found that 52% employed complementary
and integrated health options to address
their issues with pain and stress reduction/relaxation on top of
the list: 44% massage, 37% chiropractic, 34% mindfulness, 24% other meditation,
and 25% yoga. 84% said they are interested in undertaking
at least one of these approaches: massage, chiropractic, acupressure,
reflexology, progressive relaxation, acupressure. They were much more
likely to try these outside the VA System. (1) Veterans
are not unlike you! They seek Sitka chiropractic
care outside the routine system at times, too!
HELPING VETERANS REGAIN THEIR STRENGTH
Veterans with back pain like other back pain sufferers find
that their strength and quality of life decrease. Chiropractic care can oftentimes help. Veterans particularly
suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder which complicates
their pain management care. Chiropractic care within the VA system accounts for these overlying issues. Chiropractors
in the VA System would want to carefully diagnose
and manage PTSD veterans to be sure they
are getting all the necessary care.
(2) Your Sitka chiropractor considers each of our
Sitka back pain patients’ other issues in the same way to optimize
positive clinical outcomes.
IMPROVING STRENGTH IN LOW BACK PAIN SUFFERING VETERANS
One positive clinical outcome wanted
by all back pain sufferers is to be able to do activities of
daily living as they need and want. Back pain is known to reduce ability to daily activities. For veterans,
lifting, endurance and balance are crucial daily activities.
Back pain suffering veterans were allocated to chiropractic
care or a wait list for four weeks. The chiropractic patients improved
their pulling strength by 5.08 kgs while the wait list group’s pull strength dropped
by 7.43 kgs. Trunk muscle endurance, disability, pain intensity and fear
avoidance behavior all improved with chiropractic care of
active military personnel with low back pain. (3) Plus, after back surgery,
some veterans will still hurt and want some help.
90.3% of VA chiropractors reported
seeing at least 1 post-back surgery fusion patient in the past
month. (4) Chiropractic care for post-surgical continued pain is showing
itself to be beneficial. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
uses such pain reducing, strength growing
care for Sitka back pain sufferers, too!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. C. Michael Dupriest on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes beneficial
and relieving chiropractic care integrating the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as a chiropractor working in
the VA System.
Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment
with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for your low back pain and any associated
stress that it brings with it. Together, we’ll set up
a treatment plan just for you.