Arlington, Va. — During National Chiropractic Health Month 2019 this October, American Chiropractic Association (ACA) members and chiropractors nationwide will encourage the public to take small steps to improve the health of their bones, muscles and joints — the musculoskeletal (MSK) system. This year’s campaign, “Strength. Stability. Success.,” features information on strengthening and protecting the MSK system, preventing low back pain and injuries, improving posture and more.
The musculoskeletal system plays an important role in helping people live full and active lives. However, when injured or just through normal aging, it can also be a source of debilitating pain. Low back pain, one of the most common MSK complaints, is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. More than one in two adults, or about 124 million people each year in the United States, report experiencing an MSK condition such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis and osteoporosis.
“Musculoskeletal health is vitally important, especially if we want to stay strong and active into our senior years,” says ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. “In addition to non-drug, noninvasive approaches to pain management, chiropractors routinely offer their patients dietary, ergonomic and lifestyle advice to enhance MSK health and reduce the risk of injuries.”
A “Strength. Stability. Success” campaign toolkit, with resources and ideas on how to participate, will be available in September at acatoday.org/NCHM. For campaign updates, follow ACA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more than 30 years, ACA’s annual public awareness campaigns have aimed to help the public reach optimal levels of health and wellness via natural health promotion and injury prevention strategies, and by highlighting chiropractic’s safe, non-drug approach to pain relief.
About National Chiropractic Health Month
National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. NCHM strives to educate consumers about the benefits of chiropractic services and to help them reach optimal levels of health and wellness. Learn more at acatoday.org/NCHM.
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, and connect with us on on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.