October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM)
The ACA is targeting the growing epidemic of prescription painkiller medications with the 2015 #PainFreeNation slogan. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in mortality rates involving prescription opioids and overdose deaths. The problem is so severe that the CDC has declared the abuse of prescription pain medications an “epidemic.”
But chiropractic's non-drug approach has the ability to address acute and chronic pain conditions without the troubling side effects of using prescription painkillers. While chiropractic is most commonly known for its spinal manipulations and musculoskeletal focus, chiropractors are finally gaining recognition as trained specialists on health and wellness.
When Governor Kate Brown signed the State of Oregon Proclamation proclaiming October 2015 as the Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month, she did more than just declare a month of chiropractic awareness and support. Read the proclamation below to learn more about how Oregon is recommending Chiropractic as an alternative to the growing health care crisis.