The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) is recognizing National Chiropractic Health Month (CHM) this October. During the month-long observance declared by TN Gov. Bill Lee, chiropractors across the state will encourage the public to get “active and adaptive” and maintain musculoskeletal health and function in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (View the TN CHM Proclamation here.)
Since March, many people across the country have incorporated changes into their daily lives to reduce their potential exposure to the novel coronavirus: avoiding crowded public spaces, working from home, forgoing air travel for long car trips, ordering food online, and avoiding gyms and health clubs. As a result, many are moving less and experiencing musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain and headaches.
“In addition to physical inactivity and poor posture from increased screen time, the added psychological stress that people are experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic can make muscles tighten, leading to aches and pains,” said Dr. Brock Martin, TCA President.
During Chiropractic Health Month, the TCA and chiropractors across the state will share information on musculoskeletal health and strategies to prevent pain such as getting enough physical activity daily, being aware of posture and ways to improve it, getting adequate rest, and managing stress naturally.
National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) each October. Each year, the TCA joins in participation. CHM educates the public about the importance of musculoskeletal health and raises awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, patient-centered and drug-free approach to pain management, health, and wellness.
TCA Members: Login to TNChiro.com and click on “Member Resources”, then “TCA Chiropractic Health Month Toolkit” for resources to use in your community!