The widely reported number of 100 million Americans living in pain may be so amorphous that we forget that these are real people — trying to work, earn a living, care for their families and lead meaningful lives.
Their pain also is real. Research conducted by Logan University faculty in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest teaching hospital, shows a clear link between pain in the body and corresponding changes in the brain visible with imaging technology. Our research and practice also shows that there are highly successful treatments for pain that do not involve using medications.
Further, in its compilation of research findings, the American Chiropractic Association references:
• The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality recommendation that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
• A review of evidence in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which points to chiropractic care as one of the major nonpharmacological therapies considered effective for acute and chronic low back pain.
• Recent research has shown that there is strong evidence that spinal manipulation for back pain is just as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise, and moderate evidence that it is just as effective as prescription NSAIDS combined with exercise.
Most recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Proposed 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain recommends conservative forms of pain management — such as spinal manipulation — over long term use of opioids.
St. Louis and our nation are living with the devastating impact of opioid abuse and the related heroin death toll. We suggest that beginning with the root cause — real people in real pain — and offering them holistic solutions wherever possible is an essential part of the long-term solution.
Students are invited to attend Philosophy Night on Friday, February 19th at 5pm in Room 156A.
Dr. Montgomery will present on the topic: Above, Down, Inside, Out - How the power that made the body heals the body.
All are welcome to attend.
Logan United is hosting a bake sale on Thursday, February 25th from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Logan Cafe.
Savory snacks, cake pops, fruit cups and gluten free treats will be available.
The Office of Admissions will be hosting a Masters Programs Lunch & Learn on Thursday, February 25th in the Purser Center South Mabee Hall from 11:30am-12:20pm. The event will include admissions and financial aid sessions during the luncheon and separate Q&A sessions for each of the masters programs following the lunch.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 22 to Admissions@logan.edu
and specify which masters program session you will be attending.