The opioid crisis is a scourge across the modern world which leads to thousands of deaths and cases of dependency every year. It is tied to the fact that people are living longer and are dealing with more chronic health issues. It may turn out that chiropractors are part of the solution to the opioid crisis, however. A recent study suggests that chiropractors could be the answer to reducing long-term pain in non-cancer patients. This study further validates the work chiropractors do and their role as non-pharmacological relievers of pain. The article also discusses the methodology behind the study and the many different fields that contributed to its findings.
GUIDELINE FOR OPIOID THERAPY AND CHRONIC NONCANCER PAIN
read more at chiro.org New Canadian Opioid Guidelines Recommend Chiropractic As Care Option FROM: World Federation of Chiropractic Monday, May 8, 2017 A new Canadian guideline published today (May 8, 2017) in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) strongly recommends doctors to consider non-pharmacologic therapy, including chiropractic, in preference to opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. The guideline is the product of an extensive review of evidence involving stakeholders from medical, non-medical, regulatory, and patient stakeholders. The lead author, Dr Jason Busse DC, PhD is a graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia at McMaster University. Other authors of the guideline include those from the fields of physiotherapy, dentistry, public health and medicine.
The history of chiropractors being ignored by the mainstream of medical science may be coming to an end. A recently announced initiative has brought on Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School for a chiropractic research network. This network will work together in order to find out more about the practice and help to establish the best possible treatments for its clients. The new chiropractic research network will also be effective in securing more funding and will collaborate on writing national health grants. This initiative may be the largest clear support of chiropractic medicine from the medical community.
PCCR welcomes Osher Center
PCCR welcomes Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has joined the Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.
The Network is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Mary Babian has established herself in the chiropractic community for over 39 years. After a teenage spinal injury, she became aware of the practice and fascinated by its many components. Now, she is finally receiving the recognition she deserves. Dr. Babian will be identified as a Conference Honoree by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. She will be revered as a doctor and educator for her extensive work in the field and her ability to bring the field widespread respect and recognition. This award is only given out to a handful of recipients every year, and Dr. Babian will join the exclusive group that has received it. You can also read more about Dr. Overton here:
Business Digest: State chiropractic group honors Babian
Read more… The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) has honored Dr. Mary Babian of Chattanooga with their highest recognition, 2017 Conference Honoree.
“The TCA is proud to honor Dr. Babian for all she has contributed through her over 39 years of servant-leadership,” Tiffany Stevens, executive director of the TCA, said. “Sharing her gifts as a doctor, an educator, and advocate, she is steadily building a legacy to benefit future generations.”
Babian’s first connection to the spine and its impact on health was through an injury sustained at age 14 while at work at a neighborhood service station. Later encouraged by her family, she sought chiropractic care and the experience set her career path.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 1974, and the Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1978 before opening up a private practice in Red Bank.