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Veterans Can Now Access Chiropractic Outside the VA

military familyMany veterans have sustained various injuries and developed chronic issues from their time in the military. Consider this data from the VA: “diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective system” such as back pain is cited as the number one ailment experienced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who access care at the VA.

Through the VA, veterans were prescribed medications and physical therapy. Most never had any chiropractic included in their care.

Advocating for Our Veterans’ Health Rights

The good news is – through the American Chiropractic Association, we’ve been pushing for years to get chiropractic care for veterans through the VA. In the last few years, veterans had limited access through the VA healthcare system to vital chiropractic services.

Thanks to the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, things have changed. Congress has approved a plan to expand veterans’ access to chiropractic’s drug-free approach to pain relief.

Offering a Natural Approach to Health

Safe and noninvasive, chiropractic can resolve many complaints. These include back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and much more. Given that many veterans struggle with addiction to prescription painkillers, chiropractic is an effective alternative.

Our practice is one of a few certified chiropractic practices in Orlando that now can provide chiropractic care to veterans. They must be referred by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The Process of Accessing Chiropractic Care

If you’re a veteran and wish to have chiropractic care, you first go to a VA facility for a referral. A physician at the VA will determine whether you have musculoskeletal issues that could be helped with chiropractic care. Such care includes spinal adjusting and therapy. Once we receive your authorization for care, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to serving you as you have served our nation so selflessly. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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