Veterans Day is a time to thank those who are serving or have served and are still with us. On this Veterans Day, 2017, I want to personally thank each of you, for your unswerving dedication to the security of this great nation by offering military discounts for my chiropractic care treatments. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Of all patients in need of chiropractic treatment, U.S. military veterans need it the most. Chiropractic care can be a lifesaver for ailing veterans, treating the root cause of chronic pain by providing a safer, non-drug alternative. In addition to easing back pain, a chiropractor can not only help alleviate neck pain, pain from accidents or injuries, muscle spasms, headaches, sciatica, pinched nerves, PTSD, traumatic brain injury and more.
According to VA data, the most frequent diagnosis among veterans are diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective systems, specifically back and joint pain. A study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, analyzing VA data collected between 2004 and 2015, revealed that the number of patients seen in VA chiropractic clinics annually increased by 821 percent and the number of annual chiropractic visits increased by 694 percent. Active duty military who received chiropractic care along with standard medical care for low back pain had a significant reduction in acute pain compared with standard care alone (73% versus 17%) according to a 2013 study in Spine. Veterans also use prescription painkillers at a much higher rate—15 percent, compared to 4 percent of the general public.(1)
Chiropractic not only helps to decrease pain but helps to reduce stress and helps the body to function at its best by removing nerve interference maximizing the communication from the brain to the tissues.
Your service and sacrifice are appreciated beyond words. As a simple show of appreciation, I am pleased to offer a discount for any Veteran who comes in for treatment.
1. Samueli Institute funded the 2013 research study published in Spine with the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research