Newswise — 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.
About the American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways--by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic. To learn more, visit www.acatoday.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.