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American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
1701 Clarendon Blvd   
ArlingtonVA 22209
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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.
On behalf of its members, ACA lobbies for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, promotes a positive public image of chiropractic, supports research, provides professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.

Back Pain Facts & Statistics
Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1
A few interesting facts about back pain:
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.3
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.4

What Causes Back Pain?
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.
Manipulation as a Treatment for Back Problems
Used primarily by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) for the last century, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.
Practice Areas:
 Chiropractic
 Accidents and Injuries
 Acute and Chronic Pain
 Arthritis
 Back Pain
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 COVID-19 Related Issues
 Disc Herniation
 Fibromyalgia
 Foot and Ankle Injuries
 Headache
 Hip Pain
 Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders
 Joint Pain
 Knee Pain
 Massage Therapy
 Neck Pain / Whiplash
 Nerve Pain / Sciatica
 Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet
 Online / Video Consultation
 Pinched Nerves
 Posture / Balance Problems
 Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Scoliosis
 Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Spinal Decompression
 Sports Injuries
 Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Certifications:
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
 Licensed Chiropractor (State)
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