Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Participates in Nation’s First Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress

Reaches consensus on defining “comprehensive integrative pain

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP)
, a leading voice of the
chiropractic profession, takes an active role in the national discussion
of pain management, with a strong voice at the first-ever Integrative
Pain Care Policy Congress hosted by the Academy
of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM)
. More than 50 organizations
representing the full scope of licensed and certified health care
professionals involved in pain care united to address the opioid
epidemic and overcome barriers to comprehensive, integrative pain care.

“With input and participation of providers, insurers, researchers,
policymakers and policy experts, media, and consumers, this Congress had
meaningful and open discussion that led to a consensus regarding the
definition of comprehensive integrative pain management,” says Gerard
Clum, DC, who represented the F4CP, and points to the agreed-upon

Comprehensive integrative pain management includes biomedical,
psychosocial, complementary health, and spiritual care. It is
person-centered and focuses on maximizing function and wellness. Care
plans are developed through a shared decision-making model that reflects
the available evidence regarding optimal clinical practice and the
person’s goals and values.

“Through collaboration with other providers and key stakeholders
involved in the pain care arena, we can work together to address the
nation’s pain management and opioid crisis,” adds Dr. Clum.
“Chiropractic care is a critical component of the solution, and is now
recognized as a first-line approach to non-pharmacological care by key
regulators and thought-leaders at the American College of Physicians,
Joint Commision, Society for Human Resource Management, America’s Health
Insurance Plans (AHIP) and others.”

Doctors of chiropractic – who receive a minimum of seven years of higher
education – are specifically trained to diagnose, evaluate and provide
non-pharmacologic care and rehabilitation to individuals suffering from
acute, subacute and chronic back, low back and neck pain, headaches,
neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and other related syndromes.

About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and Foundation for
Chiropractic Education

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(501-(C)(3)) and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (501C6)
provide information and education regarding the value of chiropractic
care and its role in drug-free pain management. Visit;
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