Posted on Jan 22, 2020
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American Chiropractic Association Launches Website to Enhance Public Understanding of Chiropractic
Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a new website to educate the public about non-drug pain relief and the chiropractic profession’s holistic approach to health and improved function. HandsDownBetter.org is a resource for those who seek alternatives to pain medications and surgery for common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches.
In addition to information on the chiropractic profession, www.handsdownbetter.org offers ergonomic and injury-prevention tips to help people avoid aches and pains while doing everyday activities such as gardening, shopping, working at a desk, sports, and more. Visitors also can learn about important federal legislative initiatives to increase patient access to chiropractic services and can search for an ACA chiropractor in their area.
“People need to know they have options in health care, particularly when it comes to pain relief and non-drug alternatives such as chiropractic services,” said ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. “HandsDownBetter.org is a reliable source for information from the American Chiropractic Association, an organization that supports evidence-based care and collaboration with other healthcare providers.”
According to a Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic survey, more than 35 million Americans visit a chiropractor each year. Interest in chiropractic is increasing as a response to the opioid epidemic and the release of guidelines by the American College of Physicians and other respected health care groups that promote non-drug treatments for low back pain before riskier options such as prescription opioid pain medications and surgery.