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February 2013

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‘Pain in America’ premiers at National Chiropractic Legislative Conference

February 19, 2013 — At the request of American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President Keith Overland, DC, a special extended preview of the forthcoming PBS documentary “Pain in America: The Silver Tsunami” will premier in March at the ACA’s National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) and Educational Symposium.

The preview will take place at 10 a.m. on March 7, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. “Pain in America” producer and director Don Barrett, an Academy Award winner, will also be a featured speaker during the NCLC general session on March 7.

“Pain in America: The Silver Tsunami” explores in depth the problem the healthcare system will have serving the 79 million baby boomers who will cross the 65-year threshold between now and 2029.

Currently, the system can’t aggressively cope with a quarter of that number of retirees, many of whom will experience multiple crises of pain and illness.

For the first time, a broadcast television documentary will take a close look at how chiropractic might help save the nation from the greatest challenge healthcare has faced in its history, not to mention the very real possibility of national bankruptcy. This fifty-one minute program will appear on Public Broadcasting at a date to be shortly announced.

For 35 years Don Barrett has been writing, producing, and directing programming that has won multiple awards. His acclaimed program, “The Voyager Odyssey” was named the 6th Best Documentary ever made by the editors of Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

Source: Don Barrett

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