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WHEREAS, Doctors of Chiropractic are physician-level providers who focus on the whole person in their approach to health care, and have expertise in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries and conditions; and

WHEREAS, Doctors of Chiropractic are recognized worldwide for their pain-relieving, health enhancing and injury-prevention services; and

WHEREAS, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine in 2011, an estimated 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, with an estimated annual cost of $560 to $635 billion and it is estimated that $50 billion is spent annually on health care and expenses related to back pain; and

WHEREAS, Chiropractic services are used most often to treat back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches; and

WHEREAS, Doctors of Chiropractic are preventative care providers, who focus on the health of the whole person and have expertise in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal injuries; and

WHEREAS, Doctors of Chiropractic can offer practical advice on exercise, stress reduction and nutrition; and

WHEREAS, Chiropractic Health Month is an opportunity to highlights the important role Doctors of Chiropractic play in the health care delivery system;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 2017 as

 Chiropractic Health Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson