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Monday, April 7, 2014

Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act

Here’s a bit of fun news for all disabled American veterans (and, really, for all veterans).

A bill is currently being considered by Congress that would allow the VA to offer chiropractic care to all veterans. This would include periodic chiropractic exams for treatment of existing conditions as well as chiropractic care to prevent the worsening of an existing condition or the development of a new condition. 

There has always been a bit of a stigma in modern medicine regarding chiropractic care, but more recently, chiropractic has been gaining an ever-increasing acceptance in the medical world. The possibility of the VA offering it is evidence of this increasing popularity.

There are many Military Disability conditions that can be successfully treated with chiropractic care, so having easy access to it as a part of their VA disability benefits could really help numerous disabled American veterans.

If this bill is successfully passed into law, then the VA will be required to offer chiropractic care in at least 75 of its medical centers by December 31, 2014, and all of its centers by December 31, 2016. So, while it might take a bit to get chiropractic care at your local VA medical center, it should be available to everyone by 2017.

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