Veterans Chiropractic Care

Treating Veterans with Chiropractic Care

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Orlando Spinal Aid Center is providing chiropractic treatment to all eligible Veterans through VA Fee-Basis Program. This VA program covers chiropractic care for our veterans. See your primary care provider at your nearest VA medical facility for assistance. Contact VA’s out patient fee-basis program after a referral by your primary care provider, and prior authorization by the department.

Many veterans find they are unable to receive a referral for chiropractic services with their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) primary care provider (PCP). If you are denied a referral, there are still ways to obtain the services delivered by a Doctor of Chiropractic that you need and deserve.

Services provided by doctors of chiropractic are part of the standard medical benefits package available to all eligible veterans. Access to VA chiropractic services is by referral from a VA primary care or provider.

Orlando Spinal Aid’s Dr. David Nahali, your Orlando Chiropractor, provides chiropractic treatment and care for the management of non-operative neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. This most commonly includes problems in the low back, neck, and other joints. Our chiropractic services are integrated with primary care, rehabilitation, pain management and other health teams.

The VA can choose to provide benefits in 2 ways:

  • By having an on-site chiropractic clinic
  • By sending veterans to a private Doctor of Chiropractic in the community, using the “Fee-Basis” approach where the VA pays the bill.

Over the past several years, thousands of veterans have received the services provided by doctors of chiropractic at VA clinics as well as through the fee-basis procedure. Many VA primary care providers are routinely discussing the services provided by doctors of chiropractic as an option with their patients. If your PCP has not discussed this with you, bring it up and explain why you think the services delivered by doctors of chiropractic can be a good option for your particular problem.

Chiropractic Treatment For Veterans

Your Orlando Chiropractor Spinal Aid’s Dr. David Nahali,  approach to treatment is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. While medications help reduce the pain, medication does not treat or get rid of the underlying cause of pain.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment technique because Dr. Nahali realigns the body to fix the problem. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out.

Ways to receive Chiropractic care through the VA?

Chiropractic services are the crucial element of the standard medical services. Henceforth, a standard medical package has been offered to eligible veterans who require medication and medical consultation.

Same to other specialties, you are allowed access to VA chiropractic service by referral from any VA primary care. Veterans Integrated Services (VISN) which in turn provides on-site at one or more VA facilities.

In addition to that, VA doctors who specialize in chiropractic offer their services and consultation to management and diagnose of non-operative neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. These type of conditions includes problems in the neck, low back, and other body joints. Medical treatments will be provided by VA DCs which includes primary care, pain management, and rehabilitation.

The law guarantees chiropractic care to all eligible veterans, however, it is not likely that all the VA facilities will be equipped to offer the aforementioned service. In case if you believe that you could benefit from treatment for veterans, you can have two options:

1. Get in touch with your VA primary care provider (PCP) and check whether they offer this service. If they do, you can proceed with the approval process as per their instruction.

2. In case your PCP declines to provide chiropractic care, the VA has the option to deliver you to a private chiropractic clinic. And all the expenses will be covered by them. This optioned is named "Free-basis". However, make sure to get the approval from your PCP beforehand.

Lifestyle Counseling - is a natural complement to Chiropractic adjustments and other traditional treatments, and can make a significant difference for your overall health. Lifestyle changes may help control the signs and symptoms associated with your injuries.

Chiropractic Adjustments - Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief and managing chronic pain caused by spinal misalignment.

To learn more about the benefits of Chiropractic care for Veterans, contact Dr. David Nahali today at (407) 277-5555.