A #PainFreeNation Observes National Chiropractic Health Month
Updated: Feb 24
What’s the most pain you’ve ever experienced? Was it childbirth, a ruptured appendix, a broken bone, or a slipped disc?
There’s something about pain to the human body that stays in our memories. It’s no surprise, then, that when we’re in the middle of a painful situation, we are desperate to alleviate it.
Sadly, the typical solution to pain in our country has involved highly addictive pain medications, surgeries, and other invasive measures. We are now at epidemic status for overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers.
This month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is bringing attention to this public health crisis during its annual National Chiropractic Health Month campaign with the theme #PainFreeNation. It’s part of the chiropractic profession’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms of care for both acute and chronic pain before resorting to higher risk options, such as opioids.
I’m pleased to be a member of this profession and to help the ACA raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic services and the profession’s natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.
I’m also excited that with a new public focus on conservative treatment strategies, more patients will have the opportunity to consider chiropractic care as a viable option.
Earlier this year, the Joint Commission, which certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including every major hospital, revised its pain management standard to include chiropractic services and acupuncture. Clinical experts in pain management who provide input to the commission’s standards affirmed that treatment strategies may consider both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches.
If you have persistent pain that’s affecting your quality of life, let’s talk. Living in constant pain is not a way of life. I urge you to explore the many benefits of chiropractic care, which is hands-on and drug-free. It’s a low risk but highly effective way of addressing the root cause of pain, which means a quicker and more lasting resolution for whole body wellness.
I’d love to help you make that shift to pain-free living.
Contact us today to learn more!