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Each year, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recognizes October as National Chiropractic Month (NCHM). The doctors of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI), one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the country, recently announced its support of the theme for this year’s NCHM—Musculoskeletal Health.

“The musculoskeletal system is comprised of our muscles, bones and joints and how these parts enable us to move. Be it dancing, hiking, picking up our children or whatever the action is, the health of your musculoskeletal system dictates the quality of these activities and the quality of your life,” said Dr. Michael Zola, president of CSRI and a chiropractor at Zola Chiropractic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. “Our Society encourages all Rhode Islanders to join us in putting our collective focus on how musculoskeletal health leads to strengthstability and ultimately the success of a life lived more fully and actively.”

During National Chiropractic Health Month 2019, CSRI members will provide information on steps to take toward muscle and joint health, low back pain prevention, better posture, and improved balance.

“The very nature of chiropractic is to provide care that helps people improve musculoskeletal health and relieve low back pain naturally,” said Dr. Zola. “We also help patients avoid or reduce the need for riskier pain treatments such as prescription opioid pain medications. We applaud ACA for the putting the focus on musculoskeletal health during this annual, month-long celebration of chiropractic health.”

Adds Dr. Zola, “If you are currently not receiving chiropractic treatments, we encourage you to stop in to see your local chiropractor to learn more about how chiropractic can improve your musculoskeletal health.”

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 that can be improved with chiropractic and to find a local Rhode Island chiropractor, visit

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