We wish to thank all who serve and who have served in protecting our freedoms. It seems fitting that we post a link to this article on our military personnel who suffer with spine pain. As you can imagine, our military are perhaps even more prone to spine conditions than many of us in the civilian world. After all, their training is rigorous, exercises are intense and even for the non combat duty personnel, their own jobs have significant impact on the back and neck. There are engineers, cooks, medical and many other branches necessary to keep our military strong and well supported.
So it’s not surprising that many suffer with pain and many have turned to opioids to help control and manage the pain. Similarly, just as in civilian life, many do become addicted to them and moreover, suffer the many side effects that opioids create.
It can be a very difficult situation to deal with. It can be another war to deal with itself.
This article is is extremely informative. It talks about the problems with opioid addiction and what the military has introduced to help find alternate ways to battle the problem. While pain killers to tend to be the first thing people think of when it comes to pain, they are by no means the only and certainly by no means the best. We as a society have become indoctrinated to simply reach for pain killers without much thought to consequences. It’s time to present alternate means of pain relief and this is what the military has looked to do.
Through a series of studies and case studies, the use of chiropractic treatments have been introduced since the early 2000s and since then the practice has grown even more. The studies have found a series of positive benefits from utilizing chiropractic care and with little to no side effects. For example, researchers posting in the journal “Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Feb 2018, stated the following:
“One potential non-pharmacological treatment option for musculoskeletal pain is chiropractic care.”
“Female veterans in the present study receiving chiropractic management for neck pain had demonstrable improvement which was statistically and clinically significant.”
“Chiropractic management may be an effective treatment strategy for female veterans with neck pain complaints.”
“No significant adverse events were reported for any of the patients in the sample.”
This study alone suggests that chiropractic is a great alternative to opioid use in managing pain. Using the treatment, the actual cause of the condition is addressed and eventually brought under control. Opioids may reduce pain, but they only mask the symptoms of the pain and do not eradicate the source as chiropractic does.
Chiropractic use has increased dramatically in the military to treat back and neck pain complaints and the same benefits to our military personnel are also of course beneficial in the civilian life too.
We have been helping patients for many years get out of pain with chiropractic care. Naturally the majority of our patients are local, but we do see servicemen and women from our military as well, and thank them for our service.
If you are suffering from pain, do not hesitate in contacting us today. We are walk in friendly and would love to help you out of pain. Call today (509) 327-4049 or simply walk in and we will help you.
In the meantime, we wish to constantly thank our vets and to keep them in our thoughts. Please spare a few moments at least to think of thank our military for the freedoms we have.