Did you know that low back pain is the most common and costly chronic condition in veterans? Treatment for low back pain in veterans increased from 2000 to 2007 by 4.8% per year!
Chiropractic care has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for low back pain among veterans with service-connected disabilities and multiple co-morbidities.
The Veteran’s hospitals and Veteran’s administration as a whole should consider adding chiropractic care to their repertoire because it is conservative care that could lead to decrease of prevalence of low back pain and decrease the cost of low back pain treatment for our veterans.
Here are more details about the research:
Dunn AS, Green BN, Formolo LR, Chicoine D. Retrospective case series of clinical outcomes associated with chiropractic management for veterans with low back pain. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 2011;48(8):927-934.
Chiropractic treatment ranged from 2 to 26 times according to each individual veteran. The veteran was seen 1-2 times per week and was re-evaluated when indicated. Multiple forms of chiropractic technique were used. Exercises and stretches were also given to veterans that suited each veteran’s individual needs. Many of the veterans from this study had service-connected disabilities and multiple co-morbidities.
There was a statistically significant improvement in Numeric Rating Scale and Back Bournemouth Questionnaire scores. These were both used to measure low back pain and determine improvement under care.