Why the ACA Is Urging a More Conservative Approach to Pain


The discipline of chiropractic care often relies on certain organizations, interest groups, and stakeholders in the industry to do everything that they can to promote the use of chiropractic care on the whole. Some organizations use funds to contribute to the cause of chiropractic care, making donations to certain institutions to conduct research and enhance the financial capabilities to understand chiropractic care on a scientific level. In other cases, there may be partnerships between organizations to further chiropractic care’s position in the medical community and spread awareness regarding the potential benefits that chiropractic care may hold for individuals’ musculoskeletal health. Regardless of the method in which an organization is able to help chiropractic care gain traction in the medical community, every little bit of effort helps.

A key component in the discipline of chiropractic care is refraining from the use of any sort of pharmaceuticals. Chiropractic care falls within the overarching confines of alternative medicine, meaning that any procedure that is performed or any process that a patient goes through is all natural and free of any sort of surgical intervention of pharmaceutical.

In a nation that is quite reliant on pharmaceuticals, specifically pain killers when it comes to musculoskeletal health, the natural tendency is to go to the pharmacy, get opioids, and wait until your surgery date. The American Chiropractic Association is trying to change the conversation when it comes to pain killers and pharmaceuticals. Rather than pursuing surgery that may eventually prove to be ineffective, or using pharmaceuticals to temporarily numb the pain that you are experiencing, the American Chiropractic Association is urging the population to take a more conservative approach and use chiropractic care.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, October has been designated as National Chiropractic Health Month. With the hashtag #PainFreeNation, the organization plans to blast social media and maintain any awareness efforts that it possibly can as a way to encourage a more conservative approach to musculoskeletal pain. With this awareness, we can expect to see an overall increase in the amount of individuals pursuing chiropractic care for their musculoskeletal conditions, without the use of over the counter medications or invasive surgeries. 

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