September 7, 2018 -- Logan University’s Integrated Health
Center Clinician and Assistant Professor Patrick J. Battaglia, DC, DACBR gained Institutional Review Board
approval for a joint research project that will involve the investigation of
patient response to care, including opioid use reduction.
Two groups of patients will be studied: those receiving
chiropractic care for spinal pain, and those receiving care for the same
conditions from an interdisciplinary pain management team. Patients will be
followed for several months to evaluate outcomes and opioid use.
“This is a multisite collaboration pilot study between
Logan University, Washington University and Affinia Healthcare that will hopefully
lead to funded projects in the future,” said Dr. Battaglia.
Washington University in the research study is Christopher W. Prater, MD, an
instructor in the School of Medicine. Dr. Prater is a primary care physician
trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focus on immigrant and
refugee populations. He has a specialized interest in the quality of refugee
and immigrant health care delivery and innovative roles of community health