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8/23/2019

Oct. 2019 is National Chiropractic Health Month

Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay strong at all stages of life. ... It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.When injured, or just through normal aging, the MSK system 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. Taking small steps to improve MSK health is a smart way to live healthier and actively now and into the future. 
 
During National Chiropractic Health Month 2019, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and its members will focus on how MSK health leads to strength, stability and ultimately the success of a life lived more fully and actively. The campaign will provide information on small steps to take toward muscle and joint health, low back pain prevention, better posture, and improved balance. Chiropractors provide care that helps people improve MSK health and relieve low back pain naturally, while also helping them to avoid or reduce the need for riskier pain treatments such as prescription opioid pain medications.

Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health and function. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.  The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) encourages patients and health care providers to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate, before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive treatments such as opioids. This is the essence of a conservative approach to pain

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