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Two chiropractors are engaging the opioid crisis on a national level
By the FCA   
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Seaman Canfield Rosa chiropractic and opioids


As most Americans know, the opioid crisis is in the news on a daily basis. To help address the problem, two chiropractors (John Rosa and David Seaman) have written a chapter for Jack Canfield’s new upcoming book about Success Stories. The title of the chapter is “A success plan for pain-free living: an antidote for the opioid crisis.”
The chapter opportunity emerged after Dr. Rosa was captured on C-SPAN during a presentation he gave at the White House Opioid Summit. Dr Rosa operates 13 integrative medicine clinics in the Washington, DC area, wherein chiropractic, medicine, acupuncture, exercise, mindfulness, and lifestyle factors are used based on a patient’s needs. The outcome has been a 70% reduction in opioid use within his patient population, which is astounding and represents an opportunity for chiropractors. 

Dr. Rosa invited Dr. Seaman to be his coauthor because of his scientific articles on pain, inflammation, and nutrition that were published in chiropractic journals have been referenced by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Harvard Medical School, and many other universities in the United States, as well as universities in Canada, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, Russia, and other Asian countries. 

The outcome of their collaboration is a chapter that describes how a painful state of body chemistry silently emerges, based on multiple lifestyle factors, which is then magnified after an individual suffer an injurious event. If these patients are not treated in an integrative fashion, as outlined in the chapter, they are likely to be prescribed an opioid medication, which substantially increases the risk for addiction.

Drs. Rosa and Seaman recently travelled to Los Angeles, where they were interviewed by Jack Canfield (famous for Chicken Soup for the Soul). According to Rosa and Seaman, Canfield was engaging and very interested in pain, inflammation, and the opioid crisis. The interview will air on both Bravo and A&E in 2019 around the time the new book is published.