Chiropractic Clinics & Naturopathic Medicine located in Wheat Ridge, CO
Veterans who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain can find the help they need at Applewood Chiropractic. At the office in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, experienced chiropractors Robert Jackson Jr., DC, and Cole Joyce, DC, provide exceptional care for veterans. Whether you experience chronic back pain or frequent headaches, the team at Applewood Chiropractic can uncover the root cause of your discomfort and alleviate it with chiropractic care. To learn more about veteran's care, call Applewood Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.
Veteran's Care Q&A
What is veteran’s care?
Veteran’s care refers to the specialized health and wellness services catered to individuals who have served in the United States military. Military service is physically taxing. Many who serve in the military experience pain and poor mobility long after their service has ended.
In fact, the Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered & Value-Driven Care reports that veterans are approximately 40% more likely to experience chronic pain than nonveterans. Covered under TriCare, the team at Applewood Chiropractic provides comprehensive care for veterans, through state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and individualized treatment.
What are the most common injuries in veterans?
The team at Applewood Chiropractic treats several common injuries in veterans, including:
An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that stabilize the joint stretch too far or tear. Some ankle sprains are mild and heal properly with rest and ice, but others can be debilitating.
Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, develops when the flexible cartilage surrounding the joints starts to deteriorate. Over time, the bones can rub together, leading to chronic pain and stiffness.
The spine consists of 24 vertebrae that are interspaced with discs. These discs act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility in the spine. Each disc contains a soft center and hard outer shell.
Pressure on the spinal discs can lead to small fractures in the outer casing, causing the center to push through. As the disc compresses, the soft center can irritate surrounding nerves and lead to chronic back or neck pain.
Back and neck pain
Herniated discs, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column) can all cause chronic pain and neck pain. Without treatment, back and neck pain can radiate to your limbs and limit your mobility.
What are the most common treatments in veteran's care?
At Applewood Chiropractic, the team provides individualized treatment for veterans. After thorough diagnostic testing, which may include X-ray imaging, blood work, and other common tests, the team can determine the appropriate treatments for your pain.
The most common chiropractic treatments for veterans include:
- Spinal manipulation
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Lifestyle modification counseling
- Posture changes
- Nutritional counseling
The team at Applewood Chiropractic can help relieve chronic pain in veterans without potentially addictive medication or invasive surgery.
To learn more about the veteran's care available at Applewood Chiropractic, call the office or book an appointment online today.
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