The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI) joins the American Chiropractic Assn (ACA) in recognizing October as National Chiropractic Month.

National Chiropractic Health Month
National Chiropractic Health Month

(Newswire.net — October 8, 2015) Middletown, RI –#PainFreeNation.

“The #PainFreeNation hash tag points to chiropractic as an all-natural, prescription medication-free way to treat back and neck pain and other ailments,” said Dr. Michael Gottfried, president of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island and chiropractic physician at Aquidneck Chiropractic in Middletown, Rhode Island. “We will be including #PainFreeNation tag to all our social media posts to help bring awareness.”

Said Gottfried, “With the prescription pain killer epidemic in this country, this campaign is very timely.”

On its website, the ACA cites a recent study comparing prescription medication treatment for lower back pain versus spinal manipulation. The study showed that 56 percent of medical care recipients who received prescribed medication had a 30 percent reduction in lower back pain by week 4. Conversely, 94 percent of patients who received manual thrust manipulation through chiropractic had a 30 percent reduction in lower back pain by week 4.

In addition to its social media, the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island also plans a number of informational activities. One of those is to host a booth at the upcoming Ronald McDonald House of Providence Women’s Classic Road Race on October 11. CSRI was also instrumental in Governor Gina Raimondo issuing a proclamation declaring October as Chiropractic month in the Ocean State.

“A recent Gallup poll indicated that two-thirds (61 percent) of adult Americans believe chiropractors are effective at treating neck and back pain,” said Gottfried. “That number represents quite a bit of progress but there’s certainly more to go. The proclamation by the governor and efforts by ACA go a long way to getting the word out about the drug-free, health benefits of chiropractic.” 

All natural and without prescription medications, chiropractic has been found to be beneficial for numerous conditions above and beyond neck and back pain. Some of those include: headaches, asthma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. For a complete list of conditions treatable with chiropractic, visit www.richiro.org. 

For information about #PainFreeNation and National Chiropractic Month, visit www.acatoday.org.

About Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island

About Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island

Founded in 1918, CSRI is one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the United States and represents more than 25 percent of the chiropractic physicians in the Ocean State. In addition to providing a regional voice for chiropractors in the business and legislative arenas, CSRI also helps educate the general public on the benefits of chiropractic. Those all-natural benefits can include relief from headaches, asthma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island is located at 1272 West Main Road, Building 2, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call (401) 207-0700 or visit www.RIchiro.org.

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