National Chiropractic Health Month

Chiropractic: Relieve, Restore, Resume

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2023 will promote the use of non-drug approaches such as chiropractic services to alleviate pain and restore function, helping people get off the sidelines and resume the activities that matter most.

When back pain, neck pain, joint pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions arise, we can suddenly find ourselves sidelined from life. Work, daily chores and even leisure activities become challenging if not impossible. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) help people relieve their pain, restore their function, and resume their lives through an evidence-based, patient-centered and non-drug approach to MSK health. Responding to the opioid crisis, many prominent treatment guidelines today support the use of non-drug therapies as a first line of defense against back pain and other common MSK conditions.

During NCHM 2023, chiropractors nationwide will share information about chiropractic’s non-drug approach and encourage those who have been sidelined by MSK pain to consider chiropractic care alone or in conjunction with other treatments as a way to feel better and return to what matters most.

Read ACA’s news release about NCHM 2023 here. 


‘Relieve, Restore, Resume’ Campaign Toolkit is now available. 


Hands Down Better

Click the link above if you are a member of the public looking for more information about chiropractic and/or searching for a doctor of chiropractic near you. Hands Down Better is ACA’s consumer information website.


What is National Chiropractic Health Month?

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness.

About the American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. 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. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic.

For questions about National Chiropractic Health Month, contact [email protected].