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The Opioids Crisis

The Opioid Crisis:  What It Means; How Chiropractic Can Help

 

Purpose of this Page

 

·         To provide information to patients, media, healthcare providers, employer groups and other organizations.

·         To provide tools and resources to help Doctors of Chiropractic talk to their patients, community, employers, and other groups regarding the seriousness of the opioid crisis and how Chiropractors can help.

 

Resources

 

·         Virginia Board of Medicine Creates New Opioid Prescription Guidelines: http://www.richmond.com/life/health/va-board-creates-new-opioid-prescription-guidelines/article_34ceace4-24f7-5125-9445-680f6f7bede4.html

·         “The Cost of Prescription Painkillers” Video from The Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin: https://vimeo.com/187921433

·         “Chiropractic: A Safer Solution to the Opioid Epidemic” Video from the Tennessee Chiropractic Association:  http://www.tnchiro.com/videos/tennessee-chiropractic-association-chiropractic-a-safer-solution-to-the-opioid-epidemic/

·         “Medical Journal Recommends Spinal Manipulation as a Primary Treatment for Low Back Pain” [Click Here]

·         Clinical Compass (CCGPP):

o   “Integration of Evidence Based Alternatives to Address the Opioid Crisis” - An editable PowerPoint Presentation for use by DCs to educate their patients.  [Part I] [Part II]

o   Variety of related papers:  http://clinicalcompass.org/ccgpp/opioid-resources

·         The Ohio Governor’s Task Force: Acute Pain Infographic from Ohio State Chiropractic Association [Click Here]

·         American Chiropractic Association:  “Chiropractic and the Opioid Epidemic: Rethinking Our Approach to Pain” at http://www.acatoday.org/Patients-Why-Choose-Chiropractic-Chiropractic-and-the-Opioid-Epidemic

·         Foundation for Chiropractic Progress:  “F4CP Opioids Toolkit 1.0”

o   Complete toolkit at http://www.f4cp.com/resources/tool-kit/F4CP_Opioids_1.0_Toolkit.pdf

o   White paper “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy than Opioids” at http://www.f4cp.com/f4cp_opioid_white_paper.pdf

·         CDC Releases Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain:  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0315-prescribing-opioids-guidelines.html
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