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10/8/2020

Governor Abbott Declares October ‘Chiropractic Health Month’

AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) announces that Gov. Greg Abbott has proclaimed the month of October 2020 as Chiropractic Health Month throughout the state of Texas in conjunction with a national initiative to spread awareness of chiropractic care.

“As far too many Americans and Texans can attest, 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,” Gov. Abbott said. “It is essential that patients understand all available treatment options for various types of chronic pain so they can make the most educated choices for their health.

“Chiropractors are highly skilled professionals who provide safe and effective health care to patients suffering from neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Chiropractic care focuses on these disorders and the nervous system. Many chiropractors also recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice. 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 patients from the physical and financial tolls of other, more costly treatment options,” Abbott continued. “As a first line of defense against pain, chiropractors’ services can help individuals heal naturally without the need for drugs, surgery or other invasive approaches.

“At this time, I encourage 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. I commend Texas chiropractors for their commitment and efforts to improve the quality of life for all Texans by promoting effective pain management and healthy lifestyles,” Gov. Abbott concluded. 

“On behalf of TCA, we commend Gov. Abbott for recognizing the positive impact that chiropractic has on health care in our state, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many of us have been working or attending school from home and are more sedentary,” said TCA President Mo Jahadi, DC, who practices in Cedar Park. “Chiropractic plays an important role in promoting good health. For those suffering from conditions such as lower-back pain, chiropractic is a cost-effective, safe alternative without the need for prescription pain medications and surgery.”

TCA partners with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), which is celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month in October to increase public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. With the theme “Active and Adaptive,” National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2020 will focus on helping people adapt to the new normal and maintain musculoskeletal health and function in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“TCA is thrilled to collaborate with ACA to bring greater awareness of chiropractic across the Lone Star State,” Dr. Jahadi said. “ACA and TCA have provided outstanding tools to help chiropractors educate the public about chiropractic, which is even more important during a public health crisis. Let’s stand together to spread the word and help Texans lead healthier lives.”  

TCA encourages every doctor in Texas to participate in this campaign. With TCA leading the way, more than 20 Texas cities issued Chiropractic Health Month proclamations in 2019. Dr. Jahadi believes the number will grow in 2020.

To learn more about this initiative, visit https://www.acatoday.org/Education-Events/National-Chiropractic-Health-Month.

To learn more about TCA or to find a Doctor of Chiropractic in your area, visit
www.chirotexas.org

ABOUT TCA: The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) is the essential voice for chiropractic in Texas. TCA provides protection, state-wide advocacy, information and education for the more than 6,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs) who actively practice in Texas, including its nearly 2,000 members. TCA works hard to advocate the position that the citizens of Texas should have adequate access to the health care of their choice and that DCs are adequately represented in the government’s decision-making process.