October The National Chiropractic Health Month
“Chiropractic Is on the Frontline for Pain”
‘Every October, there is a national celebration known as National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). The occasion contributes to increasing public understanding of the advantages of chiropractic care. And its all-natural, drug-free, patient-centered, whole-person approach to health and wellness’
This October, during National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Robert R. Atnip, the City of Smithville, and DeKalb County will join chiropractic doctors. Everywhere in promoting non-drug pain management strategies in response to the U.S. opioid epidemic.
On Monday, October 3, Dr. Atnip and his wife Guylene signed proclamations alongside County Mayor Matt Adcock and Smithville Mayor Josh Miller. Whereas, the opioid issue has been exacerbated in some regions during the COVID-19 epidemic. And continues to hurt the health and lives of millions of Americans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Up to one in four patients who receive long-term prescription opioids for non-cancer pain struggle with addiction. And more than 260,000 Americans passed away in the United States from prescription opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2000;
There is a rising need for and interest in safe, efficient, non-drug, non-invasive methods of pain management;
Guidelines published in 2017 by the American College of Physicians (ACP) encourage the use of noninvasive, drug-free techniques like spinal manipulation as the first line of defense against back pain before the use of painkillers and surgery.
The CDC expressly advises the use of non-drug therapies as a first line of treatment for subacute and chronic pain. As well as some types of acute pain, in its draught prescription guidelines for 2022. The CDC also supports a variety of pain management strategies and techniques.
Chiropractors, who place a strong emphasis on the complete person. It can assist patients to minimize their reliance on painkillers with non-drug, non-invasive pain management techniques, most notably spinal manipulation;
An increasing amount of data is in favor of using chiropractic spinal manipulation early on to assist individuals with chronic low back pain in lessening or eliminating their later need for prescribed opioid painkillers and surgery;
With the theme “Chiropractic: On the Frontline for Pain,” Chiropractic Health Month 2022 serves as a reminder to residents of Smithville and DeKalb County that non-drug treatments for low-back pain, like spinal manipulation provided by doctors of chiropractic, can help to lessen or eliminate the need for riskier, potentially addictive treatments and should be used where appropriate before beginning prescription opioid pain medications.
Be it therefore Resolved that the American Chiropractic Association (TCA) and Smithville and DeKalb County jointly declare October 2022 to be National Chiropractic Health Month.