The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and doctors of chiropractic nationwide will celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2023 this October with the theme “Chiropractic: Relieve, Restore, Resume.”
The campaign will bring attention to the prevalence and impact of chronic pain and the importance of non-drug approaches such as chiropractic services for safe and effective pain management.
Research shows that one in five adults in the United States experiences chronic pain, and that new cases of chronic pain occur more frequently than new cases of other chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as low back pain rank among the most common causes of chronic pain, leading in some cases to lost productivity, disability and even mental health problems and opioid addiction.
“It’s important for people to know there are non-drug options for treating chronic pain, and that doctors of chiropractic can collaborate with other providers,” said ACA President Michael Martin, DC. “Chiropractors not only help their patients manage musculoskeletal pain without drugs, but they also provide tools to help them improve function and resume their normal activities, leading to healthier, happier lives.”
During NCHM 2023, chiropractors will raise awareness of chronic pain and chiropractic’s evidence-based, patient-centered non-drug approach, encouraging those who have been sidelined by MSK pain to consider chiropractic care as a way to relieve their pain, restore function, and resume the activities that matter most.
A “Chiropractic: Relieve, Restore, Resume” campaign toolkit, with resources and ideas on how to participate, will be available in September at acatoday.org/NCHM.
Members of the public can find more information about chiropractic on ACA’s consumer website, HandsDownBetter.org.
About National Chiropractic Health Month
National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, evidence-based, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. Learn more at HandsDownBetter.org.
About the American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways — by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic. To learn more, visit acatoday.org.