Texas Governor Proclaims Chiropractic Health & Wellness Month
State of Texas
Office of the Governor
As far too many Americans and Texans know, chronic pain remains a huge public health problem and one of the most prevalent reasons people seek medical care. Chronic pain negatively impacts many aspects of a person’s life and the lives of their families, friends, and caregivers. Patients must understand all treatment options for various types of pain.
Chiropractors are highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing safe and effective physician-level health care to patients suffering from back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and promotes a hands-on, non-drug approach to pain management and healthy lifestyles. Their expertise in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of back, neck, joint, and head pain is critical for treating patients with various pains and disorders and can save the public from the physical and financial tolls of other treatment options. As the first line of defense against pain, chiropractors’ services can help individuals heal naturally without the need for drugs or surgery.
At this time, I encourage all Texans to learn more about the vital role that chiropractors play in the health care field and how chiropractic services can benefit their lives. I commend Texas chiropractors for their commitment and efforts to improve the quality of life for all Texans by promoting effective pain management and healthy lifestyles.
Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim October 2019 to be
Chiropractic Health Month
in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 18th day of September 2019.
Governor of Texas
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Do you have back, shoulder, neck, leg pain, headaches, or stress? Pain medications work for only so long and don’t fix the problem. A chiropractor can help your symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment means that a chiropractor physically/manually adjusts the vertebrae in the spine. This procedure creates positive effects without the stress or invasiveness of surgery. A chiropractic adjustment can be a great way to improve multiple areas of the body and improve overall health with non-invasive treatment.
A Doctor of Chiropractic spends four years at an accredited chiropractic institution, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized training. The chiropractic curriculum at the National University of Health Sciences includes studies in anatomy, pathology, biomechanics, chiropractic principles, diagnosis, and adjustment techniques.
As primary care practitioners, chiropractors can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan, recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies, and provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractors are health care professionals in Texas that can use the doctor title with its accompanying rights and responsibilities.
Regulatory boards are responsible for protecting the public, setting standards of practice, assuring the quality of care is maintained, evaluating and promoting competency, and handling disciplinary issues. Texas chiropractors are regulated and licensed by the Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners.
Update: Texas Supreme Court’s Final Decision on Chiropractic Clinica Scope:
As of January 29, 2021, Texas Supreme Court has finally decided the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners et al. v. Texas Medical Association case on January 29th, 2021. With great honor and gratitude, I’d like to continue to extend sincere thanks to everyone who worked hard on this case and whose tremendous efforts resulted in the decision. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision, chiropractors in Texas can now carry on their jobs accordingly. Below, I have provided a letter from Board President, Mark R. Bronson, D.C., F.I.A.N.M., on behalf of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners stating the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners et al. v. Texas Medical Association case on January 29th, 2021. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C
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