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Integration of Chiropractic Services in Military and Veteran Health Care Facilities: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med 2016 Apr;21(2):115-30

Date

12/19/2015

Pubmed ID

26677851

DOI

10.1177/2156587215621461

Abstract

This literature review examined studies that described practice, utilization, and policy of chiropractic services within military and veteran health care environments. A systematic search of Medline, CINAHL, and Index to Chiropractic Literature was performed from inception through April 2015. Thirty articles met inclusion criteria. Studies reporting utilization and policy show that chiropractic services are successfully implemented in various military and veteran health care settings and that integration varies by facility. Doctors of chiropractic that are integrated within military and veteran health care facilities manage common neurological, musculoskeletal, and other conditions; severe injuries obtained in combat; complex cases; and cases that include psychosocial factors. Chiropractors collaboratively manage patients with other providers and focus on reducing morbidity for veterans and rehabilitating military service members to full duty status. Patient satisfaction with chiropractic services is high. Preliminary findings show that chiropractic management of common conditions shows significant improvement.

Author List

Green BN, Johnson CD, Daniels CJ, Napuli JG, Gliedt JA, Paris DJ

Author

Jordan Gliedt DC Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Hospitals, Military
Hospitals, Veterans
Humans
Manipulation, Chiropractic
Military Personnel
Veterans
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