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Female Veterans With Back Pain Benefit With Chiropractic Therapy

Members of the military perform physically and psychologically demanding jobs every day. Research has found that conservative medical care, like chiropractic treatment, can absolutely help with back pain.

A study has shown that chiropractic treatment brought serious relief to female veterans with back pain.

 

Causes

The causes of back pain can be viewed as being mechanical, organic or idiopathic. Spinal conditions can be congenital or from birth and can be an acquired disorder that develops later in life.

  • Mechanical pain is triggered by spinal movement and involves spinal structures, like the facet joints, intervertebral discs, vertebral bodies, ligaments, muscles or soft tissues.
  • Organic pain is attributed to disease, like spinal cancer.
  • Idiopathic means the cause is unknown.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Female Veterans With Back Pain Benefit With Chiropractic Therapy El Paso, TX.

 

Back Pain & Female Veterans

Low back pain is a musculoskeletal condition and for female veterans has become a chronic condition. For these women, the condition seems to stem from repeated and prolonged deployments as contributors/causes to more prolonged injuries.

 

Female veterans had a higher rate of service-related disability compared to male veterans.

Having to live with a disease or chronic condition can impact the quality of life significantly. It can result in short- or long-term disability, it affects individuals financially from time off work and reroutes those financial resources to health care needs.

 

 

Chiropractic Research

Researchers reviewed 70 female veterans that utilized chiropractic treatment for their back pain.

The average patient was:

  • Around 35-40-years old

Veteran patients were included in the study by:

  1. Visiting a chiropractic clinic over a 7-year period
  2. Between 18 – 70 years old during treatment
  3. Needed at least two treatments

Treatments included:

Flexion-distraction therapy

This is gentle intermittent traction, along with manual pressure applied to the back.

Myofascial release

Massage therapy to muscles, joints, ligaments.

Spinal manipulative therapy

This involves the chiropractor’s hands performing a high-velocity thrust to regions within the low back.

Spinal mobilization

Similar to spinal manipulative therapy, but with gentler repetitive motions around the affected area.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Female Veterans With Back Pain Benefit With Chiropractic El Paso, TX.

 

These treatments were applied alone or in combination, guided by:

  • The nature of the back pain complaint
  • Response
  • Pain severity
  • Patient’s preference
  • The patient’s tolerance of the various treatments

To help measure how effective the treatment was, the research team used the Back Bournemouth Questionnaire.

 

 

 

Pain is a complex biological process that involves both physical and mental health factors.

The test is one way to understand the multi-dimensional nature of pain.

Other factors to consider, specifically with military veterans were other health conditions like:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Military sexual trauma

By comparing the patients Back Bournemouth Questionaire results at the beginning of treatment and then at the end, researchers found that these patients’ low back pain improved by 85% with chiropractic treatment.

The American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guidelines includes and stresses that doctors refer patients first to a chiropractor/physical therapist and undergo spinal manipulation as the recommended non-drug treatment for back pain before recommending medications or surgery.

The guidelines focus on:

  • Exercise
  • Stress reduction
  • Integrative therapies

Chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment has been shown to effectively treat back pain for everyone. 

We focus on what works for you and strive to create fitness and better the body through researched methods and total wellness programs. These programs are natural and use the body’s own ability to achieve goals of improvement. To all of our veterans, we thank you for your service.


 

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  • Approximately 80 percent of the population will experience some type of back pain sometime throughout their lifetime.
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NCBI Resources

It is important to know the cause of back pain to figure out the proper treatment plan. Otherwise, one could receive treatment for the wrong diagnosis and exacerbate the existing injury.

 

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Our Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive, cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, practical strength training, and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to effective rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high-performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers to provide high-level competitive athletes the possibilities to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousands of El Pasoans over the last three decades allowing us to restore our patients’ health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, a positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

Join us in improving your health for you and your family.

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