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:

Forbes: “A Comprehensive Guide to Mattress Certifications”

When shopping for a new mattress, you’re likely to encounter an array of certification claims—but what do they truly signify and how can you tell if they’re legitimate? In this article, Forbes demystifies mattress certifications and includes ACA’s endorsement in the list of common certifications.

Insider: “The 8 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers”

In this Insider article, a sleep science consultant evaluates a variety of pillows based on their effectiveness for side sleepers. ACA media spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, also gives his input on pillows and sleeping posture.

Lehigh Valley Health Network: “Watch That Backpack Load”

In this article from the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Ryan Nadeau, DC, discusses backpack safety and the dangers of backpacks that are too heavy, especially for school-aged children. “Children can hurt themselves by using poor posture to carry a heavy bag,” he says.

Well+Good: “The Very Best Heating Pads for Back Pain Relief, Backed Up by Medical Experts”

In this article from Well+Good, editors unpack the best heating pads for every need. ACA media spokesperson Karen Erickson, DC, weighs in on the therapeutic benefits of heating pads. “When applied to the affected area, heating pads increase the temperature of the tissues, leading to several physiological responses that contribute to pain relief and muscle relaxation,” she says.

Good Morning America: “Shop the best backpacks for back to school”

This article from Good Morning America shares the best back-to-school backpacks in various categories and includes backpack safety tips from the American Chiropractic Association.

Fortune: “Does Medicare cover chiropractic care? Only if you have one specific condition”

This article from Fortune Well explores the current state of chiropractic in Medicare and features comments from John Falardeau, ACA senior vice president of public policy and advocacy, about efforts to modernize Medicare coverage in favor of increased access to chiropractic care. It also includes comments from ACA member Robert Leach, DC, MS, FICC(h), MCHES, about health disparities and their relationship to limited chiropractic coverage.

LifeSavvy: “Do You Really Need a Neck Pillow for Travel?”

When it comes to travel, neck pillows have become a popular accessory. This article from LifeSavvy asks the question, “Do neck pillows really work?” ACA media spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC, PhD, weighs in on the efficacy of neck pillows and what to consider when buying one.

VeryWell Family: “The Best Backpacks for High School and College Students, Tested by Teens and Approved by Parents”

For this article from VeryWell Family, teens and parents tested a variety of backpacks to determine the best, most supportive models for high school and college students. The article includes comments from ACA media spokesperson Scott Bautch, DC, president of the ACA Council on Occupational Health, who provided insights about backpack safety. The article also includes two North Face backpacks that are endorsed by ACA.

Glam: “Do Posture-Correcting Bras Actually Do Anything?”

This article on explores the design and effects of posture bras, with comments from media spokesperson Karen Erickson, DC. “Posture bras have a broad back with criss-cross elastic [bands sewn into the material] to help pull the shoulders back and retract the shoulder blades,” says Dr. Erickson. “When you wear them and round forward, the elastic will pull, reminding you to resume erect posture.”

HuffPost: “The Products A Chiropractor Recommends For A Painful Neck Or Back”

In this article from HuffPost, ACA spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC, discusses eight products and how they might help relieve back and neck pain. Click here to read the full article.

VA News: “Chiropractic residencies enhance rural Veteran care”

In this article from VA News, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs highlights the benefits that chiropractors and chiropractic residencies provide to veterans in rural communities. Click here to read the full article.

HuffPost: “If You’re In Pain from Sitting at a Desk All Day, These Items Might Help”

In this article from HuffPost, ACA spokesperson Robert Hayden, DC, discusses how excessive sitting can contribute to back pain. The article also explores six products that might relieve back pain brought on by sitting all day. Click here to read the full article.