TCA Endorses Konni Burton for Texas Senator, District 10
Thursday, May 08, 2014 04:02 PM

The Texas Chiropractic Association, the largest professional association representing Texas' 5,000+ licensed Chiropractors today announced its endorsement of Republican candidate Konni Burton in the primary runoff seeking election to the Texas State Senate, District 10.

"Doctors of Chiropractic appreciate the importance of public service and the enormous personal sacrifices made by citizens who seek to serve their fellow citizens as Konni Burton has done. She is to be congratulated for winning the most votes in the March Primary election. Since that date, Konni has gone out of her way to learn about and understand the challenges of health care providers in general, and has actively sought the support of the chiropractic profession by completing our questionnaire and consulting with those who represent our profession on multiple occasions.

"We are confident she will work with us to help find conservative solutions to issues of deep concern to all healthcare providers as we seek to effectively treat a rapidly growing patient population. The Texas Chiropractic Association PAC enthusiastically supports  the future Senator of District 10, Konni Burton because we know she will work with us to meet serious challenges in our changing public health environment, particularly as Texans face an alarming and growing shortage of qualified providers, " said Dr. Jack Albracht, D.C., President of the Association.

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that for many common but serious ailments like non-specific back pain, conservative treatment by chiropractors yields highly positive outcomes for the vast majority of patients. Texas' Licensed Chiropractors provide conservative treatment to patients within the state's mandated scope of practice, assessing, evaluating and treating a variety of conditions related to musculoskeletal systems of the human body.

Conservative treatment by chiropractors avoids the use of addictive prescription pain medications, spinal injections, or surgeries, all of which are more costly or pose higher risks for patients.