National Chiropractic Health Month

Chiropractic: Plan for a Strong Healthspan

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2024 will promote the importance of maintaining a healthy musculoskeletal system as we age. 

Many people aspire to live a long and healthy life. The term “healthspan” is used today to describe the years we live in good health, without major chronic illnesses and disability, and able to do the things that matter most. Along with cardiovascular health, metabolic health and other factors, the importance of a healthy musculoskeletal (MSK) system is recognized as a key component in extending healthspan.

This October, during National Chiropractic Health Month, chiropractors nationwide will share information on the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy musculoskeletal system as we age. As experts in MSK health, chiropractors provide a non-drug, evidence-based and patient-centered approach to treating common MSK conditions such as neck pain, joint pain and back pain (the single leading cause of disability worldwide). They also advise their patients on health promotion and injury prevention strategies that help to keep them physically active — which is regarded as one of the most powerful contributors to health and longevity.

Look for the Plan for a Strong Healthspan campaign toolkit here this summer.


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].