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National Chiropractic Health Month 2019

Strength. Stability. Success.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) health helps people live full and active lives.

Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay strong at all stages of life. ... It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.

When injured, or just through normal aging, the MSK system can also be a source of debilitating pain. Low back pain, one of the most common MSK complaints, is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Taking small steps to improve MSK health is a smart way to live healthier and actively now and into the future.  

During National Chiropractic Health Month 2019, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and its members will focus on how MSK health leads to strength, stability and ultimately the success of a life lived more fully and actively. The campaign will provide information on small steps to take toward muscle and joint health, low back pain prevention, better posture, and improved balance. Chiropractors provide care that helps people improve MSK health and relieve low back pain naturally, while also helping them to avoid or reduce the need for riskier pain treatments such as prescription opioid pain medications.

For questions about NCHM, email communications@acatoday.org.

For Members of the Chiropractic Profession:

More campaign resources -- Coming soon!

For Members of the Public:

Information on how to strengthen and protect your musculoskeletal system. Coming soon!

Conservative Care First

The American Chiropractic Association encourages patients and health care providers to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate, before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive treatments such as opioids. This is the essence of a conservative approach to pain.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health and function. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Learn more.

Find an ACA Chiropractor

ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways -- by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. To find an ACA doctor in your area, click here.