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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Collaborates with National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Assn.September 2017 Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – September 26, 2017 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a leading voice of the chiropractic profession and the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), an organization that supports people suffering with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and overlapping illnesses, are aligning resources during September Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month. Working collaboratively, they will raise awareness for chiropractic care as an essential element of comprehensive/integrative chronic pain care with expectations to improve the lives of millions of Americans, save billions of dollars and reduce opioid prescribing.
“Fibromyalgia sufferers live in a world of pain and wind up taking prescription opioids, which can increase pain from life-altering disease,” says Jan Chambers, founder and president of NFMCPA, who lives with fibromyalgia advocates for alternative treatments because of the harmful risks of taking opioids for pain management. “Seeing a doctor of chiropractic was my lifesaver. Through examination and x-rays, my chiropractor found my problem areas and created a very rigorous program to successfully address and manage the problems in my neck and lower back.”
100 million Americans now suffer from chronic pain and many are taking prescription opioids, with increased risk of dependency. Opioid-related deaths (including licit prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl) topped more than 33,000 in 2016.
Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP, says, “Our collaboration with NFMCPA furthers our joint pledge to educate, engage and advocate for the millions of Americans who suffer with fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain. Aligning resources will help bring awareness to patients, families and communities – making a tremendous difference in the opioid epidemic.”
Dr. McAllister points to a 2016 report: 95 percent of people who went to a chiropractor thought it was effective – 97 percent of users would likely go back if they have neck or back pain.
"Every day, doctors of chiropractic are helping people to overcome pain -- without the use of drugs," she says.
About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and Foundation for Chiropractic Education
A not-for-profit organization, Foundation for Chiropractic Education (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 www.f4cp.com; call 866-901-F4CP (3427). Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube.
the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Logan, Utah, whose mission is: To build a united patient and health care community to create a strong voice and organizational base to educate and execute advocacy programs regarding access to care, research, diagnosis and treatment for people suffering with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. The NFMCPA publishes Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine, which is free online or available for purchase.