September 4, 2013 — New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) will host a special on-campus film premiere of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Don Barrett’s Pain in America: The Silver Tsunami Sept. 24, 2013, in the Delavan Theater on the NYCC campus at 12:00 p.m. The screening is free to attend; the public and other healthcare practitioners are also invited.
Barrett’s latest film presents a thoroughly researched perspective on the ailing U.S. healthcare system and the role chiropractic can play in providing effective integrated healthcare solutions to pain management. The noted filmmaker will also appear in-person at NYCC to introduce the film and will participate in an audience Q&A immediately following the screening. Signed DVDs of the film will also be available for purchase.
Pain in America delivers an insightful look at the scope of chiropractic care in the U.S., how it is used, and the perceptions and often misconceptions held by the public. Chiropractic care is perhaps the most cost-effective treatment for back and neck pain, and headaches. The documentary provides a history of chiropractic’s evolution and widespread use, especially for sports and by the Veteran’s Administration, and how it has become widely accepted across the nation’s healthcare system. It also looks at common misconceptions and how the practice is portrayed and often maligned by the media. The film further examines how the new Affordable Care Act affects the chiropractic profession, and attempts by practitioners and educators to better inform the vast number of Americans who do not presently enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care. And, finally Pain in America explores how chiropractic medicine fits into a larger integrated healthcare system and how it can save millions of dollars in the care of the baby boom generation and generations to follow.
Barrett considers Pain in America one of his most important films. “I’ve made a film which will acquaint millions with the opportunities for pain relief afforded by chiropractic care,” he notes. “That actually means more to me, at this point in my life, than all the awards on the planet.”
As the leading educational institution for complementary, integrative and natural healthcare practitioners, NYCC was visited by director Barrett and his crew during filming — one of only four such locations. Barrett interviewed NYCC President, Frank Nicchi, DC, as well as faculty members Drs. Jonathon Egan, Bill Lauretti, Paul Dougherty, Christopher Marchese, Ilija Arar and John DeCicco, to gain more insight into the tangible long-term benefits of chiropractic care. “We’re honored to welcome Don Barrett to Seneca Falls to host a special premiere for his new film,” said Nicchi, NYCC president.
Source: New York Chiropractic College