» Veterans Disability Attorney James Fausone Applauds Army’s Approach to Pain Management

Veterans Disability Attorney James Fausone Applauds Army’s Approach to Pain Management

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2013 - During the last dozen years in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and Marine Corps have been studying the most common type of injury experienced by service members -- musculoskeletal injuries.

Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve.

Stress and strain from carrying a heavy pack, dismounting with that gear and combat wounds have all caused chronic pain issues. The Army has been treating chronic pain in soldiers for a number of years, and is now on the hunt to treat chronic pain with fewer painkillers as part of a comprehensive pain management system.

"Chronic pain is an ongoing issue with many returning troop members," noted veterans disability attorney James Fausone. "It is often called a 'silent' disease. Not everyone can tell that someone is in chronic pain, though chronic pain can be a life-altering disability, one which significantly affects someone's quality of life."

While recent data is still being double-checked for veracity, it appears from reports that the wide use of opiate medications, as well as the length of time it was prescribed for chronic pain, has dropped. A pain management task force was launched in 2009 to oversee a wide-ranging series of recommendations and comprehensive approaches for the Army Medical Command. The focus was to map out a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to support injured troops and allow them to experience a quality of life. More than 100 recommendations were made to standardize pain management and improve care, such as proactive intervention, and pain education for staff and patients, as well as developing pain care best practices. Many of those recommendations were adopted and incorporated into standard pain management care for service members.

The Army introduced yoga and massage into pain management treatment last year, as well as other "complementary therapies" which have proven pain management results and have been incorporated into many traditional western medicine approaches. Additionally, the Department of Veterans Affairs has become integrated into the pain management system to provide a continuity of care for the vet as they leave active duty.

Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC
41700 West Six Mile Road, Suite 101
Northville, MI 48168
Toll Free Phone: 800.693.4800

  • Camp Lejeune veterans to get 2 billion dollars in disability benefits for tainted water
    Veterans affected by contaminated drinking water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune could soon get some relief after decades of fighting for their right to compensation. An official document published via the Federal Register on January 12 announced the Obama administration will provide disability benefits to exposed veterans who served at the Marine Corps base. Around […]
  • Florida airport shooting puts spotlight on veterans mental health care
    The recent shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport has drawn nationwide attention to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposed the gaps that exist in mental health care for veterans. The attacker charged with the shooting was an Iraq veteran who may have suffered from PTSD. Esteban Santiago is the sole suspect of the January 6 shooting […]
  • New evidence at Michigan base could boost veterans’ water contamination claims
    Samples collected from hydrants could help veterans who were stationed at a former Air Force base in Oscoda, Michigan, get the long-awaited attention they are seeking from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for illnesses caused by poisoned drinking water. Veterans and their families were exposed to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in their tap water at […]
  • Free mental health clinics aim to offer alternative to VA care
    A new series of mental health clinics for veterans have opened in an effort to fill a perceived gap in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system. Over the past three years, the VA has been criticized for long appointment wait times for veterans seeking care and other shortfalls. The new network of clinics seeks […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required