The Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement (F4CP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, today announced the release of a white paper titled “Guiding a Natural, Safer care pathwayswhich highlights the many ways that chiropractic care improves the patient experience.
The release of the white paper marks F4CP’s celebration of Patient Experience Week, an annual event to recognize healthcare workers who impact the patient experience every day. Inspired by members of the Beryl Institute community, Patient Experience Week provides organizations with a special time to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts, and honor those who are dedicated to improving the patient experience. .
Accordingly, the F4CP white paper reviews numerous published studies that describe how chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating the most common neuromusculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain, neck pain, and headaches, in addition to research showing that patients have consistently reported high satisfaction with chiropractic care. .
Due to growing concerns about the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis and heightened awareness of the risk of pharmacological care pathways, Americans are increasingly looking for natural, drug-free methods to manage their pain. Given these challenges, chiropractic care should be a first-line approach to help patients experience pain relief and improved mobility.
Yet despite patient preferences and clinical guidelines recommending non-drug pain management as the first line of care, many physicians still tend to initially prescribe opioids or other prescription medications.
Educating other providers in the referral network, such as primary care physicians, orthopedic physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, can help more of their patients experience pain relief and be satisfied with their risk-free care. opioids or other pharmacological interventions. Likewise, integrating Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) into field clinics or multi-disciplinary group practices and health systems can provide similar benefits while helping to control healthcare costs.
“F4CP is thrilled to celebrate Patient Experience Week with the release of its white paper which illustrates the ability of chiropractic care to improve the patient experience through a highly effective drug-free approach to managing acute neuromusculoskeletal pain and chronicles,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, President of F4CP. “By spreading the word about the results and satisfaction patients can experience from chiropractic care, DCs may become the preferred choice for patients with neuromusculoskeletal pain.”
To download the white paper “Guiding a Natural, Safer care pathways,” Click here.
About the Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement
A not-for-profit organization with more than 30,000 members, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care provided by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) and their role in pain management. without medication. Visit www.f4cp.org/findadoc; call 866-901-F4CP (3427).