What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractors treat nerve, muscle and joint
pain by non-drug or non-surgical techniques. However, we we work with your
physician, who may prescribe medication when necessary.
Our goal is to find where the pain is coming
from, and why it is there, and to get you better as fast as possible, and then
to keep the pain from returning.
Our main technique, especially for neck and
back pain, is called an “adjustment,” or “manipulation.” There are many
different techniques. Our goal is to find the most effective and most
comfortable for each person.
We also use exercises, different forms of
soft tissue therapy, heat, ice, ultrasound, and other therapies as necessary to
treat our patients.
The Chiropractic Service is a referral only
service. Active duty soldiers may be referred by any Physician, Physician's
Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner. Walk in appointments without a referral from
a primary care provider are not accepted.
What can Chiropractors Treat?
In the military, chiropractors can see
patients with “neuro-musculoskeletal conditions typical among military personnel
on active duty.” (NDAA 2001)
Examples of what this means are:
Who is eligible for Chiropractic Services?
* ACTIVE DUTY ONLY *
The National Defense Authorization Act of
2001 made chiropractic a benefit only for active duty military.
It is not a benefit of TRICARE. If
dependents or retirees would like chiropractic care, at this time, it will be at
their own expense, and not at a military facility.
Where can I get Chiropractic treatment?
Ireland Army Community Hospital, Bldg 851,
How can I get an appointment with the Chiropractor?
Contact Central Appointments at: (502) 799-5901 or