October is known as 'National Chiropractic Health Month'. According to Dynamic Chiropractic, One in 10 suffers from chronic musculoskeletal pain. Of these, more than half don't understand chiropractic care is an effective, non-drug choice for their pain. Prescription pain killers mask your pain, leading to over-exertion, delayed/improper healing, and possibly a permanent injury.
This year's American Chiropractic Association's campaign is about the overuse of prescription pain killers and stressing a "pain free nation". The number of deaths from prescription opioids (pain killers), is on the rise and considered an epidemic by the CDC. Having a conservative care first approach is one of the key messages from the ACA. Not only is chiropractic care effective for pain management, but also more economical than having unnecessary imaging and surgeries. The Joint Commission recently revised its' pain management standards to include chiropractic and acupuncture.
Chiropractors are trained to identify joint dysfunction, muscle over or under activation, faulty gait patterns and more. A combination of these things may be contributing to your pain, something a pain killer or muscle relaxer will never fix. #painfreenation #NCHM2015
To find out more, you can see the ACA's campaign here!
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