National Chiropractic Health Month

With the theme “Relieve, Restore, Resume,” NCHM 2023 will promote the use of non-drug approaches such as chiropractic services to alleviate pain and restore function, helping people resume the activities that matter most.

When back pain, neck pain, joint pain and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions arise, we can suddenly find ourselves sidelined from life. Work, daily chores and even leisure activities become challenging if not impossible. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) help people relieve their pain, restore their function, and resume their lives through an evidence-based, patient-centered and non-drug approach to MSK health. Responding to the opioid crisis, many prominent treatment guidelines today support the use of non-drug therapies as a first line of defense against back pain and other common MSK conditions.

This October during NCHM 2023, DCs nationwide will share information about chiropractic’s non-drug approach and encourage those who have been sidelined by MSK pain to consider chiropractic care alone or in conjunction with other treatments as a way to feel better and return to what matters most.

Want to learn more about chiropractic?

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About Chiropractors: Certification, Licensure and Education

What Research Shows About Chiropractic

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Chiropractors On the Frontline for Pain

NCHM 2022 promoted the use of non-drug approaches as a first line of defense against pain.

In October 2022, doctors of chiropractic nationwide promoted better access to and use of non-drug therapies for pain management — reminding everyone that chiropractic’s non-drug approach is on the “frontline for pain” and offers evidence-based treatments that are safe, effective and may help some patients to reduce or eliminate their dependence on prescription opioids.

On the Healthy Living blog, we shared the stories of chiropractors who are “On the Frontline for Pain.” Check out the Q&As here:

Chiropractic & Sports – Alan Sokoloff, DC

Chiropractic & Veterans – David Paris, DC

Chiropractic & Community Health Centers – Aric Frisina-Deyo, DC, MS

Chiropractic & Occupational Health – Therese Miller, DC

NCHM Proclamations

Throughout National Chiropractic Health Month, doctors of chiropractic ask their state and local governments to issue proclamations declaring October as National Chiropractic Health Month. These proclamations signify that the topic is important to members of that community. Check out the gallery of photos from NCHM 2022! 


More Information About Chiropractic + Health Tips

Chiropractic’s non-drug approach can be an effective way to treat common musculoskeletal conditions: 

Regular movement provides benefits to physical and mental health: 

Make adjustments to your workstation to help prevent aches and pain:

Prepare joints for action and prevent injuries while enjoying these healthy activities: 

In addition to physical activity and ergon0mics, maintain musculoskeletal health by managing stress and getting adequate rest: