Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Senate Subcommittee Focuses on Soldiers’ Musculoskeletal Problems

The congressional newspaper The Hill recently reported that Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), is concerned with back injuries sustained by soldiers due to the significant amount of weight they carry in combat.

During an Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing in May, Sen. Inouye told Army leaders he was “shocked” by a recent Johns Hopkins University study that found musculoskeletal spinal injuries are now “double that of combat injuries.”

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) news, July 2011

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