National Chiropractic Health Month
October 1 – October 31 CDT
National Chiropractic Health Month is observed in October. The goal of this awareness day is sharing back injury prevention and strengthening tips as well as information on the value of a conservative approach to back pain treatment.
National Chiropractic Health Month focuses on back health “basics,” the importance of overall health and injury prevention as key strategies in maintaining spinal health throughout a lifetime, and highlights the growing body of research supporting a conservative approach to back pain treatment.
Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications. It is estimated that up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, with the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States still a major public health issue, it’s essential for health care consumers to understand that spinal manipulation and other conservative treatments can treat common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain effectively and safely.