Seeing a Chiropractor: Finding Ways to Keep Your Pain Away

Veterans Can Get Assistance For Neck Pain

by Carlos Butler

Military service can lead to a lot of bodily aches and pains. Whether you were injured in a specific incident or feel as though the lifestyle in general was detrimental to your health, there are ways that a chiropractor can help you. A chiropractor can do much more than treat pain related to back, neck, spine and joint problems; if a significant issue is discovered that you think was caused by military service, their consultation can be instrumental to getting compensation for your pain.

Consider a few ways that a chiropractor can get you the care that you need and can afford:

How Can Pain Be Compensated?

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides injury compensation to veterans who have conditions caused by military service. These conditions are known as 'service-connected' conditions, and must pass a qualifying test in order to be considered for compensation.

In order to be considered service-connected, the condition must have been caused during military service or made considerably worse by military service. The difficult part in proving injuries such as pain and discomfort is that the symptoms may not manifest until many years after the injury.

If you've complained about the problem during military service before, you have at least one positive fact working for your favor. A prior complaint during military service sets you apart from many of the potentially fraudulent claims that Veterans Affairs (VA) officials must filter out. It's more difficult to receive compensation for an issue that was discussed only after military service.

Some VA disability conditions fall under a category called presumptive conditions. These conditions may not have a specific cause listed in your prior military medical record, but it is understood that veterans involved during certain military campaigns may all have symptoms of certain conditions. These conditions range from Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War to Gulf War Syndrome reaching from the Gulf War conflict in the 1990's to the ongoing War of Terror in Southwest Asia.

How Can A Chiropractor Help?

Part of getting a VA claim approved is showing that you're currently suffering from problems caused by military service. A chiropractor can create a detailed analysis of your condition using non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures.

The chiropractor doesn't have to begin giving you therapy to get the evidence. A chiropractor can take (computerized tomography) CT scans to detail the areas that they suspect are the cause of your pain, discomfort or other disability.

Although the VA can perform a cursory scan as well, the notorious wait times and sometimes rushed appointments may mean that some information is lost in the paperwork shuffle. By consulting your own chiropractor, the evidence can be gathered at a time when you and the chiropractor can focus on your condition.

Consult a chiropractor like Dr. Brian C. Gibson Chiropractic to begin building evidence that could push your claim to success and pay for your continued therapy.