Celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month in October in your practice


The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2022 in October with the theme, “Chiropractic: On the Frontlines of Pain.” The campaign will highlight how research and guidelines today support chiropractic and other non-drug approaches as the first line of defense against musculoskeletal pain.

The opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc in the United States, and increased awareness and use of non-drug options for pain management is an important part of national efforts to mitigate the overuse of opioid pain relievers on arrangement.

Research shows that chiropractic services are effective in treating many common musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain and, if used first during episodes of pain, may help some patients avoid or reduce the need for a prescription painkiller.

“Doctors of chiropractic not only help patients manage their musculoskeletal pain without medication, but also offer advice on nutrition, ergonomics, injury prevention and physical fitness,” said the president of the association. ACA, Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD. “This whole-person approach improves patient outcomes and encourages better health and well-being in the future.”

Members of the public can find more information about chiropractic and profiles of doctors of chiropractic providing treatment on the “front line” of various industries – including sports, veterans care and occupational health – on the ACA consumer website, www.HandsDownBetter.org.

About National Chiropractic Health Month

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a national celebration that takes place every October. The event helps raise awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, holistic, patient-centered, drug-free approach to health and wellness. Learn more at www.HandsDownBetter.org.

About the American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. The ACA attracts the most experienced and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We lead our profession in the most constructive and ambitious way – working hand in hand with other healthcare professionals, pushing for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, supporting meaningful research and using this research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all of our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic. To learn more, visit www.acatoday.org.


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