Logan University contributed to a report from the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), “Addressing Chronic Pain: Integrating Physical Function Services into Community Health Centers,” which provides a blueprint for community health centers to implement physical function services.
These services include treatment therapies such as chiropractic care, occupational therapy and physical therapy that improve healthy moving and functioning and are effective in the management of chronic pain.
“We know the importance of providing evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain, and we felt the intentional inclusion of all disciplines by the RHC in their chronic pain initiative was the perfect way to do that,” said Logan’s Director of Health Policy and Interdisciplinary Care Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR.
Research has shown that chronic pain disproportionally affects low-income adults, women and adults over 65 years old. As chronic pain may affect one’s biological, psychological, social and economic state of being, its impact is widespread throughout entire communities.
To access the report go to https://e06f4d0b-672d-4850-89fc-8f0d35c171a6.filesusr.com/ugd/0df934_73366009f917405d8a3762b54578994e.pdf.