National Chiropractic Health Month is observed throughout the entire month of October. The goal of this awareness day is to allow chiropractic care providers to share information about back injury prevention and strengthening tips, as well as information on the value of this disciplined approach to back pain treatment.
National Chiropractic Health Month focuses on back health basics which is key to overall health and injury prevention as strategies in maintaining spinal health throughout a lifetime. The month also provides an opportunity to highlight the growing body of research supporting chiropractic care as an option for back pain treatment and prevention.
Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their primary doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications. It is estimated that up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, with the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States still a major public health issue, it’s essential for health care consumers to understand that spinal manipulation and other conservative treatments can treat common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain effectively and safely, without the risk of side effects from harmful medication.
During National Chiropractic Health Month, the skilled staff at Momentum Chiropractic seeks to remind patients to ask about conservative treatment options when weighing their health care choices. Chiropractic treatment tends to be a much safer and cost-effective option for back and neck pain and may reduce the need for unnecessary drugs and surgery.
Regular chiropractic treatment keeps your body working efficiently. If your health goals include exercising more, reducing anxiety and sleeping better, chiropractic treatment can set you up for success. Here’s how:
- Chiropractic treatment works to reduce pain and improve flexibility and mobility, making it easier to exercise. When your body feels good, it wants to keep moving.
- By improving flexibility and mobility, chiropractic treatment also helps prevent injuries while exercising and playing sports.
- Reduced pain – especially back pain – helps you sleep better. Better sleep means better everything.
- Chiropractic treatment is known to stimulate “happy hormones” such as cortisol, oxytocin and neurotensin, which reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. I think we can agree that more of those would be a good thing indeed!
The best part about chiropractic treatment is that it is all-natural. There are no invasive shots or harsh medications. With regular treatments, you can feel better, exercise more, play harder and rest better afterward.
The staff and family at Momentum Chiropractic is grateful to be a part of your journey to wellness. If you are curious about taking a deeper dive in your personal health, please reach out! We want to help you be the healthiest you that you can be.