Chiropractic Care for Military Personnel

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Thanks to Congressional support, chiropractic care is now available in several VA hospitals and clinics. Unfortunately, it is not available to many active-duty military personnel. Research currently being conducted by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in conjunction with the RAND Corporation and Samueli Institute will hopefully lead to chiropractic care being available for all military personnel. A pilot study at an Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, showed that “73 percent of those who received standard medical care and chiropractic care [for low back pain] rated their improvement as pain “completely gone,” “much better” or “moderately better.” In comparison, 17 percent of participants who received only standard medical care rated their improvement this way.” Due these positive results, the study has been expanded to 750 participants in three sites.

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