April 1, 2017


About Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month*

Prescription opioid use and abuse that leads to addiction and catastrophic outcomes has become a national crisis.

Unfortunately, Rx painkillers are often recommended for low back, neck and musculoskeletal pain management. During Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month, the Foundation for Chiropractic Education advises the public that there are non-pharmacologic options such as chiropractic care to safely and effectively address many patients’ spine and joint-related pain.

Online guides and toolkits provide education and materials to plan and promote consumer awareness activities.


*The month of September is designated Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month by the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) on the American Hospital Association official health care calendar.