April 12, 2019 -- Logan alumnus Lev Furman, DC (2013)
recently penned an article for The Leader Magazine, the official
magazine of the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA).
His article talks about non-pharmacological alternatives to
chronic pain amidst the opioid crisis, while other articles in the issue
discuss substance abuse, legalizing marijuana and how it has impacted workplace
Last year, Dr. Furman was invited to speak on a similar
topic at VPPPA’s National Safety Symposium. He was the only Doctor of
“Most people think of work-related injuries when it
comes to safety, but the VPPPA stresses the importance of talking about issues,
such as workplace wellness and mental health, which is where my topic had
relevance,” Dr. Furman said.
Dr. Furman has experience in treating patients who used
chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy to combat chronic pain opposed
to taking pills. He said telling those stories during the VPPPA’s Symposium
struck a chord with many attendees.
“I had people coming up to me afterwards, saying how
they lost a brother or sister to opioids,” he said. “I really didn’t expect to
hear that.” The attendees were thankful
that this topic is starting to be talked about and not kept silent.
Dr. Furman hopes to continue bringing more awareness of
chiropractic care, especially as an option for chronic pain.