The prevalence of Low Back Pain experienced among the military is double that of the general public, and overall Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are the leading cause for medical releases and non-deployment. Despite the tremendous burden these injuries place on the government, Canadian Forces and soldiers, our men and women in uniform are faced with some of the greatest barriers to accessing chiropractic care.
Our Clinic Director, Dr. Ken Brough appeared on behalf of the Canadian Chiropractic Association recommending the development of a collaborative, comprehensive MSK Strategy for the members of the Canadian Forces and veterans. The final report from the Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) has just been published, and strongly endorses the Canadian Chiropractic Association recommendation about the importance of better addressing the tremendous burden of MSK conditions for our military.
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