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10/8/2019

October Declared Chiropractic Health Month

Governor Greg Abbot has declared October to be Chiropractic Health Month in Texas.  Governor Abbot encouraged “all Texans to learn more about the vital role that chiropractors play in the health care field and how chiropractic services can benefit their lives.”  He further commended “Texas chiropractors for their commitment and efforts to improve the quality of life for all Texans by promoting effective pain management and healthy lifestyles.”

The proclamation notes that “chiropractors are highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing safe and effective physician-level health care to patients suffering from back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system as well as promotes hands-on, non-drug approach to pain management and healthy lifestyles. Their expertise in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of back, neck, joint, and head pain is critical for treating patients with various pains and disorders and can save the public from the physical and financial tolls of other treatment options. As first line of defense against pain, chiropractors’ services can help individuals heal naturally without the need for drugs or surgery.

The governor noted that "chronic pain remains a huge public health problem and one of the most prevalent reasons why people seek medical care. Chronic pain negatively impacts many aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of their families, friends, and caregivers. It is essential that patients understand all treatment options for various types of pain.”  Chiropractic is among the foremost effective therapies for neuromusculoskeletal pain and symptoms.





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