Pain Medicine published an insightful study on the "Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain" today. The study explored whether "utilization of nonpharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids."
FCA, like the general public, is concerned about the growing spread of the Coronavirus internationally and the impact it will have in the US and here in Florida. There are potential issues that all of us need to consider and to be prepared for. FCA is committed to sharing vital information and updates with you as we have access. Read on for important links to help you stay abreast of the latest.
Toronto, June 5, 2019 - The World Health Organization has published a paper in its Bulletin that warns of the risks of over-medicalizing the management of low back pain, instead advocating care that chiropractors are highly qualified to provide.
Congratulations to Keiser University on recently becoming the third provider of chiropractic education to students in Florida seeking their Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Keiser is offering their newest program, just recently receiving initial accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, at their West Palm Beach Graduate Campus. Keiser now joins Palmer–Florida in Port Orange and NUHS at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg in helping to train tomorrow’s DC’s.
The FCA board of directors has voted unanimously to sign on in support of ACA’s open letter to Congress urging equality for chiropractors and their patients. The letter supports a bill (H.R. 7157) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that will allow chiropractors to practice to the full extent of their licensure in Medicare. This legislation represents important progress for ACA’s efforts to expand access to chiropractic services to America’s seniors. The open letter will be used by ACA lobbyists to demonstrate to Congress the profession’s unity of support for equality for chiropractors and their patients. Continue reading to access the letter in its entirety.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new Opioid 3.0 eBook, As the Opioid Epidemic Rages On, Chiropractic Care is Recognized As A Safer Option for Pain, available in both web and ready-to-print format.
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.”
For National Chiropractic Health Month 2018 this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and its members will encourage the public to move more – to "Move 4 Life" – to improve and maintain their musculoskeletal and overall health. As part of the campaign, chiropractors will provide information about musculoskeletal health and tips to stay active and prevent injury.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Tallahassee – Innovative legislation allowing health care providers to contract directly with patients and employers to provide primary care services without the traditional oversight of the Office of Insurance Regulation was signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. The new law, the result of a bill sponsored by Rep. Danny Burgess (R-San Antonio), includes chiropractic physicians among the providers authorized to enter into these agreements. It becomes law on July 1, 2018.