2017 Florida Chiropractic Association's NE Regional Convention
Jacksonville, FL - This year's FCA NE Regional convention, in Jacksonville (FL), was a stellar event! I had the opportunity and privilege of sitting on the Medical Errors panel, and discuss a very important current topic: chronic pain and the opioid abuse epidemic. Many people don't realize that chiropractors can have a substantial role in alleviating chronic pain... and it's not the way many people think.
Did you know that approximately 80 out of every 100 people in the state of Florida have received a prescription for an opioid painkiller? We really need to identify the real problem. It's not the medications. It's our misunderstanding of chronic pain.
In the 12 minutes that I had, I feel like we were able to discuss how chronic pain develops, the parts of the brain that help us inhibit pain, and how to assess those areas.
Later on that morning, in our breakout workshop, we reviewed those areas again and practiced some hands-on assessment techniques to identify the integrity of those networks, and shared clinical applications to facilitate central pain modulation.
I'm really excited to be able to spend more time on this topic, and also share it with the doctors at the FCA SW Regional Conference.
SE Regional Convention & Exposition 2017
(Formerly the Summer Convention)
June 22 - June 25, 2017
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Doral (Miami), FL
Thank you to my sponsors, for providing me the opportunity to speak at this event: