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To All Veterans with Service Related Disabilities.

Veterans do have chiropractic coverage for treatment rendered in the chiropractic physician’s office. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed Public Law 107-135, legislation that ensured that chiropractic would become a permanent benefit for recipients of veterans’ health care services. As a result, chiropractic care was gradually added to more than 30 VA medical centers.

All veterans with service related disabilities are supposed to have access to chiropractic care; if not at a hospital then in the civilian community. Chiropractic treatment is a standard VA benefit. No VA facility can state that they do not provide these essential health benefits.

Chiropractic physicians are considered specialists with the Veteran Administration and with the Department of Defense, which means the Veteran must request from their PCP an approval for them to receive chiropractic treatment.

Some veterans have found their local VA is reluctant to send them for fee-basis care outside the VA facility, and have required they jump through many hoops to get a referral for a Doctor of Chiropractic. This is against VA policy and does not go along with the VA's own stated mission to be "veteran-centered."

Services delivered by doctors of chiropractic are part of the standard VA benefits and no VA facility can say "do not provide" these essential health benefits. Some veterans have found their local VA is reluctant to send them for fee-basis care outside the VA facility, and have required they jump through many hoops to get a referral for a Doctor of Chiropractic. This is against VA policy and does not go along with VA's own stated mission to be "veteran-centered."

If a veteran’s request for chiropractic treatment is denied by the VA’s primary care physician, then an appeal can be filed to the patient advocate, the veteran’s Representative in the U.S. House and or U.S. Senate and several veteran service organization such as Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warrior Project, and the American Legion.

Chiropractic treatment is a vital part of the VA's own stated mission to be "veteran-centered." Chiropractic services should be a covered benefit for all military personnel and military family members across the country to include all veterans and veterans with documented disabilities.

Please contact Judson Sprandel II DC, at the Sprandel Chiropractic Clinic, 330-455-4602 for additional information and treatment.

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