Drs. Steve and Lukas Biermaier of Crookston are joining chiropractors nationwide during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October to share back injury prevention and strengthening tips as well as information on the value of a drug-free approach to low-back pain treatment.

    Drs. Steve and Lukas Biermaier of Crookston are joining chiropractors nationwide during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October to share back injury prevention and strengthening tips as well as information on the value of a drug-free approach to low-back pain treatment.

    NCHM raises awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. This year's theme, "Back to Basics" emphasizes simple yet significant strategies for maintaining spinal health throughout a lifetime, as well as the growing body of evidence supporting drug-free approaches to low-back pain treatment.

    "Back pain remains one of the most disabling conditions worldwide, and is a common condition for which doctors prescribe pain medications, such as opioids," says Dr. Lukas. “We want people to know that there are other approaches to back pain treatment, such as chiropractic care, that do not involve drugs. There are also simple strategies and exercises you can learn to help keep your spine healthy and pain-free."

    Statistics show that every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the ER for misusing prescription opioid pain medications, and deaths involving the drugs have quadrupled since 1999. Back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.

    In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations are recognizing the value of a conservative, non-drug approach to pain. Low-back pain treatment guidelines updated this year by the American College of Physicians now encourage the use of conservative therapies, such as spinal manipulation, for low-back pain before the use of drug therapies and surgery.  

    Chiropractors are experts in performing spinal manipulation and are trained to offer ergonomic and lifestyle advice to help patients strengthen their spines, enhance overall health and prevent back pain. 

    To learn more about NCHM and back pain, visit www.acatoday.org/NCHM.

About Drs. Steve and Lukas Biermaier

    Dr. Steve and Dr. Lukas Biermaier are graduates of Northwestern Health Sciences University. Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic is celebrating 30 years in practice. For more information about how Dr. Steve and Dr. Lukas can help you achieve better overall health and wellness call 218-281-6311, visit www.biermaierchiorpractic.com, and follow us on Facebook.

About National Chiropractic Health Month

    National Chiropractic Health Month, an initiative of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), raises awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its national, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. Learn more at www.acatoday.org/NCHM.

About the American Chiropractic Association

    The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States, attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors. ACA is leading the profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways -- by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform treatment practices. ACA provides professional and educational opportunities for its members and is committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic.

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