ACA: The Media’s First Choice for Information

Notable media outlets contact the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) for information about chiropractic and to set up interviews on a variety of topics with ACA’s team of media spokespersons. Read a selection of articles below:

ZocDoc: “Is Your Smart Phone a Pain in the Neck?”

In this article, ZocDoc’s The Paper Gown examines the effect that smartphone use can have on your body. The article features advice from ACA spokesperson Karen Erickson, DC, FACC, who stresses the importance of “phone ergonomics.” Click here to read the full article.

The Spruce: “The 13 Best Pillows of 2022, Tested for Comfort”

In this article, The Spruce rounds up recommendations for the best pillows of 2022 for every type of sleeper. This article also features advice on choosing a pillow from ACA spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC. Click here to read the full article.

NBC: “9 best rolling backpacks for students in 2022”

In this article, NBC rounds up recommendations for the best rolling backpacks and explains the relationship between backpacks and back pain. The list includes a variety of styles, features and price points. Click here to read the full article.

New York Magazine/The Strategist: “The 12 Very Best Ergonomic Office Chairs”

In this article, editors from The Strategist round up recommendations for the best ergonomic office chairs. The recommendations feature comments from doctors, including Scott Bautch, DC, the president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health. The list includes chairs at every price point, balance balls, a kneeling chair and even an ergonomic stool. Click here to read the full article.

Claims Journal: “Study Links Chiropractic Care to Lower Costs, Faster Return to Work”

“A study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute found that medical care costs less and claimants return to work more quickly when low back pain treatment is provided solely by chiropractors,” this article from Claims Journal says. Click here to read the full article.

Healthline: “Can Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?”

This article from Healthline explores whether chiropractic care is recommended to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), when to avoid it, and how to find a chiropractor near you to help you find some relief. Click here to read the full article.

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The Spruce: “The Best Back Massagers to Help Relieve Pain, According to Our Testers”

This guide from The Spruce about the best back massagers for pain relief features advice from ACA spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC. The Spruce’s product testers recommend nine back massagers in different categories, and Dr. Hayden gives his suggestions about what to look for in a back massager for different conditions and needs. Click here to read the full article.

Self: “What Happens When You Crack Your Back?”

“It sounds like a painful pastime, but cracking your back can feel really good, whether it’s the first thing you do when hopping out of bed or you use it as a stress reliever after a long day at your desk. You’ve probably been doing it for years, but have you ever stopped to think, ‘What happens when you crack your back?'” In this articleSelf explore what happens when you crack your back, how to do so safely, chiropractic adjustments and more.

U.S. News & World Report: “Best Mattresses for Back Pain of 2022”

Attempting to get restful sleep while dealing with back pain can be a challenge, especially if you’re waking up in more pain than you were in when you went to bed thanks to an uncomfortable mattress. ACA spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, contributed to this U.S. News & World Report article, “Best Mattresses for Back Pain of 2022“. “Mattresses need to be comfortable against your skin and supportive of your skeleton,” Dr. Hayden says. “If you can get that combination, that is the mattress for you.” Learn how a good mattress can help prevent back pain and find out which mattress might be right for you in 2022.

Mediaplanet: “Workplace Ergonomics Is About More Than Physical Health”

Using proper ergonomics in our workspaces and getting enough movement have an impact on both our physical and mental health. In this article, which appeared in a USA Today/Mediaplanet campaign called “Modern Wellness Guide,” ACA media spokesperson Dr. Scott Bautch discusses what happens when we don’t move enough. “Our body really craves a certain amount of movement every day. And when it’s not moving, it defaults to thinking that something’s wrong in the world. As you move, your brain feels safer.”

Very Well Health: “The 8 Best Body Pillows for 2021”

Body pillows can provide great support as we sleep. In this article on Very Well Health, ACA media spokesperson Dr. Robert Hayden offers his advice on how to choose the right one. “Just be sure it is stout enough to be effective,” he says. “Give it a squeeze to see that it is fairly firm so that it will hold your body in a good position.”

National Safety Council: “Yardwork Done Safely”

This article in Family Safety and Health, a publication of the National Safety Council, features ACA’s yardwork safety tips. “The American Chiropractic Association says homeowners need to take care to prevent back injuries, neck strain and shoulder pain while cleaning up the yard. ‘Just as playing football or golf can injure your body, the twisting, turning, bending, and reaching of mowing and raking can also cause injury if your body is unprepared.’”