National Chiropractic Health Month
October brings the beginning of fall, sweater weather, and a celebration of chiropractic health. National Chiropractic Health Month promotes the importance of regular chiropractic care and nondrug pain relief. According to National Today, episodes of low back pain result in a $100 billion deficit each year, meaning regular adjustments can impact the economy as well. Movement is a crucial piece of living a healthy life and reduces the frequencies of lower back pain. Because of this, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages the public to get active this month through their promotion of “Move 4 Life.”
Get Up and Move
Moving more means taking a step toward overall health. The ACA reports that physical activity helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. Physical activity also strengthens our bones, which makes movement a vital part of the chiropractic care toolkit to overcome pain without painkillers.
Back pain is one of the most common conditions worldwide, and one of the most common reasons patients see a chiropractor. Since the epidemic of opioid overuse, the ACA encourages patients and doctors to try spinal manipulation and other forms of conservative methods for pain management, so you can get moving sooner.
How Do I Start Chiropractic Care?
Walking into your first appointment might seem daunting, but the more we learn about chiropractic care, the less scary it becomes.
Choosing a chiropractor is your first step to recovery. One of the most important things to remember is that chiropractors have to be licensed, like every other health profession, to treat what is causing you pain.
The next step is experiencing the first appointment, which will most likely be a consultation to find where the stressors are and what parts of your body are hurting. After questions have been asked about medical history and any recent trauma to the body, you’ll most likely have a physical examination. Adjustments will follow the consultation to properly align the spine to restore proper nerve function and relieve pain. Remember that like any therapy, more than one visit will likely be necessary, to ensure the spine remains aligned.
Regular chiropractic care will have you moving like you never have before, whether it be dancing around the kitchen or tackling a mountain hike. Chiropractors can spot and fix problems even before they’re problems for you. This National Chiropractic Health Month, take action and make an appointment for your first adjustment. You’ll be happier and healthier than ever before. #Move4Life