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Area Veterans Receive Free Chiropractic Care

By Laura Hunsberger

03-14-11 – Veterans in southeastern North Carolina can now benefit from a national initiative to offer one year of free adjustments and care to active veterans returning from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Sean Reese of the Wilmington clinic Sea Coast Chiropractic and Wellness says he decided to offer his services two months ago when he learned of the International Chiropractic Association's program.

One of his patients, Sergeant Stephen Shattuck, a Marine from Camp Lejeune, says many of his fellow Marines could benefit but don't bother to pursue chiropractic care.

"Several marines that I know that are real young, in their twenties, have major, major back problems. Most of us don't realize that chiropractic care can be afforded to us or even the belief that it's what can help."

The Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune has two chiropractors available to Marines and Sailors with a referral from their primary care provider, but Camp Lejeune officials say they recognize the increased demand for medical services including chiropractic care.

Learn more about the International Chiropractic Association CARES Program.

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