The spines of our veterans need good
care. Veterans need access to chiropractic care - just like their fellow
La Grande chiropractic spine pain patients - and now have
it. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is the La Grande back pain specialty center for
spine pain, back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain relief for
La Grande veterans and La Grande back pain patients.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers relieving La Grande chiropractic care to any La Grande
back pain patients wanting back pain relief!
WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR SPINES?
According to Veterans’
Administration (VA) data, “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 attribute? Most of us would assume
it’s due to carrying weighty backpacks
and weapons. (2) One study points out that back pain is reported
more by military construction and law enforcement personnel.
(3) Causes of back pain
for non-military folks like La Grande residents apply to military,
too, like injury, posture, daily activity, weight, stress, genetic defects,
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 lived with intermittent
radiation of numbness and tingling down the right leg to the knee. Chiropractic care delivered
him a 25% decrease in low back pain severity and a 22% reduction
in his disability. The program of conservative,
chiropractic management included 10 treatments of
lumbar flexion/distraction and activity modification over an eight-week
period. Even though he’d had this pain for some time, he realized
relief. (4) After 20 years, such drops in pain and
disability would surely be welcomed by
La Grande back pain sufferers, too.
BENEFICIAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR VETERANS’ SPINES INSTEAD OF
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 passed that chiropractic was to be available the VA system)
to 2015, annual chiropractic VA patients rose 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 none. (2) If a VA facility does not have a
chiropractor(s) on staff, veterans (if they ask) are able to obtain
a referral to a local chiropractor like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for care. Many
do not know about this benefit or that they can be helped with chiropractic care. Chiropractic as a profession and
your La Grande chiropractic persist in educating the public about how it can relieve
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 La Grande 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 created 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 approved expansion
of chiropractic services in the VA. Availability is to grow
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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is grateful for the
confidence in chiropractic care this action demonstrates.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic appointment for
yourself or a loved one – military veteran or not. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to help alleviate the musculoskeletal spine pain and
back pain conditions of all sorts felt by military personnel and
military veterans with chiropractic care.