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The Effect of Chiropractic Treatment on the Reaction and Response Times of Special Operation Forces Military Personnel

Chiro.Org Blog: U.S. military special operation forces’ (SOF) personnel are highly motivated and extremely physically fit individuals whose occupation requires reaction times that are as quick as possible during the course of their assigned duties. A goal of CMT is to maximize the functionality and integration of the neuromusculoskeletal systems. Therefore, chiropractic treatment may be able to optimize the capacity of the numerous components of those systems, resulting in improved reaction time. The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that CMT improves reaction and response times in asymptomatic SOF personnel. […]

A Cross-sectional Analysis of Clinical Outcomes Following Chiropractic Care in Veterans With and Without Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Chiro.Org Blog: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of clinical outcomes for 130 veteran patients with neck or low back complaints completing a course of care within the chiropractic clinic at the VA of Western New York in 2006. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was utilized, comparing baseline and discharge scores for both the neck and low back regions and for those patients with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Active Duty, U.S. Military Personnel With Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Because low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability among U.S. military personnel, it is important to find pragmatic and conservative treatments that will treat low back pain and preserve low back function so that military readiness is maintained. Thus, it is important to evaluate the effects of the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care on low back pain and disability. […]

Mixed-Methods Research in a Complex Multisite Veterans Affairs’ Health Services Study

Chiro.Org Blog: There is growing consumer interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the USA and internationally. [1-3] Healthcare systems have responded to this demand by offering a range of CAM services in outpatient and inpatient settings. [4, 5] VA’s most substantial undertaking in delivering any CAM-related service has been its introduction of chiropractic services. […]

Q&A With the First VA Chiropractic Residents

Chiro.Org Blog: As you may have read previously, a major step forward for the profession occurred in July 2014 when the Department of Veterans Affairs began piloting a chiropractic residency program at five locations. [1-2] This program is the result of years of dedication and strategic planning by the VA chiropractic leadership, and is congruent with the VA’s mission to train providers to serve the VA and the nation at large. […]

Chiropractic Management for Veterans with Neck Pain: A Retrospective Study of Clinical Outcomes

Chiro.Org Blog: The purpose of this study was to report demographic characteristics, chiropractic treatment methods and frequency, and clinical outcomes for chiropractic management of neck pain in a sample of veteran patients. […]