Accident & Injury Chiropractic is celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) and Texas Chiropractic Health Month with an award of Special Recognition from City of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. According to Mayor Johnson, “This business is a longtime partner of the City of Dallas and has supported many of our events such as the Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair, Chris Bosch Day, and South Oak Cliff Day, serving as a leading example of the good that organizations can do through the principles of service and community.”
The official document notes, “Doctors of Chiropractic, who focus on the whole person with their non-drug, non-invasive treatments for pain management (most notably, spinal manipulation), can play an important role in helping patients lessen their reliance on pain medications.” In addition, it acknowledges, “There is a growing body of research supporting the early use of chiropractic spinal manipulation in helping patients with chronic low-back pain to reduce or eliminate their need later for prescription pain medications and surgery.”
But what exactly is Chiropractic Health Month, and why was it organized?
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) designated October to be National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in 2022 for the purpose of raising public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and promoting the use of, and improving access to, non-drug approaches as a first line of defense against musculoskeletal pain. This annual event showcases the benefits of the conservative health care chiropractic has to offer.
Prescription opioid overuse and abuse has taken a toll on our society. Thus, the American College of Physicians, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health care groups have been urging patients to try non-pharmacologic approaches, when they can, to manage their pain. When dealing with common musculoskeletal conditions like back and neck pain, these organizations emphasize that prescription opioid medications and surgery should be considered only as a last resort. Instead, they recommend alternative methods like chiropractic—a natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness. Chiropractic offers evidence-based treatments that are safe and effective and may help some patients to reduce or eliminate their dependence on prescription opioids.
Accident & Injury Chiropractic is proud to be affiliated with Chiropractic Health Month and to offer patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex the Pro Treatment for their musculoskeletal health and pain management after a car wreck.