October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and there is a good reason to celebrate everyone who has – or soon will earn – a doctor of chiropractic degree (D.C). Those who’ve discovered a chiropractic career are helping to reverse some painful statistics:
The Chiropractic Career: It’s Healing with a Human Touch
The human body’s musculoskeletal system is a complex, intricate system of muscles, bones, and joints. When not in proper working order due to injuries, disorders, or the normal aging process, sporadic or chronic pain can be the result.
Chiropractors seek natural solutions. A recommended treatment plan may include any combination of nutrition counseling, constructive and personalized exercise, and assessment of proper spinal and extremity joint function.
Chiropractic helps address problems for people of all ages and all activity levels, from early diagnosis of juvenile arthritis in children to improving the strength and range of motion of professional athletes. (All National Football Teams have a doctor of chiropractic on staff, as well as the majority of Major League Baseball teams.)
It comes down to this: proper musculoskeletal health is essential for everyone’s strength, stability, and ultimately, a life to be lived more fully.
Celebrating the Doctor of Chiropractic Career
The National Chiropractic Health Month celebration offers a time to stand with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and its members, whose focus is on the preservation and restoration of health, and to restoring function and movement.
A chiropractic career translates into using non-invasive, non-drug methods and therapies to treat patients with neck, back, and neuromuscular pain and disorders.
How to Be a Part of National Chiropractic Month
1. Are you one of the 97% of past-year chiropractic users who say they will see a chiropractor again if they have neck or back pain?
Tell your chiropractor you appreciate his or her efforts to keep you doing the activities you love to do and promote better health and wellness for the long-term.
2. Are you one of the 95% of past-year chiropractic users who say chiropractic treatments are effective?
Know the facts about evidence-based studies noting the chiropractic profession’s role in today’s healthcare climate. Recommend chiropractic care to family members, friends, and neighbors as a first-source back, low-back, and neck pain, or when neuromuscular disorders are suspected.
In the last six years, a preference for conservative approaches to pain management, including chiropractic treatment, has been noted in four major medical journals:
3. Are you ready to help lower the cost of healthcare?
Chiropractic treatments cost significantly less than hospital or doctor visits, and more than 87% of U.S. medical plans include chiropractic visits, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Chiropractic care is covers active-duty military personnel and is a permanent benefit for all eligible U.S. veterans.
A Chiropractic Career at Cleveland University-Kansas City
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a nonprofit, private, healthcare-focused university in Overland Park, Kansas, an award-winning city within the Kansas City metro. Our history in chiropractic education began in 1922, and today more than one of every 10 chiropractors in the U.S. has earned a chiropractic degree from our CUKC College of Chiropractic.
At CUKC, you could earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 3.3 years. Learn more now by downloading your free ebook: Your Complete Guide to the Chiropractic Profession.