Our Veterans Deserve the Best Care
Our susceptibility to physical pain can come from many factors, and the types of pains we are susceptible to can vary from person to person. For example, veterans are found to be at risk of chronic pain due to such a physically demanding career. Not only are veterans highly susceptible to physical pain, but they are also likely to experience PTSD or depression, to be smokers, and to have a substance use disorder. When it comes to their pain management, it’s not uncommon to want to treat the symptoms to provide relief. Unfortunately, for many veterans, this means heavy medication use, often including addictive and sometimes dangerous opioid medication such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. However, what would happen if veterans’ pain was looked at from a different approach, in which addressing the cause of health concerns was the main focus rather than just managing the symptoms?
A recent study published in Pain Medicine looked at the rates of opioid usage among veterans before and after starting chiropractic care. 31% of veterans studied had been prescribed opioids, 56% were in moderate to severe pain, and 20% were diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. What researchers found was astonishing: the rate of opioid usage among these veterans significantly dropped within the first month of starting chiropractic care in Montgomery County, PA. For those who put their lives on the line to serve our country, this is amazing! By working to eliminate the cause of pain rather than merely treat the symptoms, we can let our bodies heal. Chiropractic care in Bucks County allows each of our bodies to function at 100% of our best: because we deserve it!