September 28, 2018—As most Americans know, the opioid crisis is in the news on a daily basis. To help address the problem, two chiropractors (John Rosa, DC, and David Seaman, DC) have written a chapter for Jack Canfield’s upcoming book, The Recipe for Success. The title of the chapter is “A success plan for pain-free living: an antidote for the opioid crisis.”
The chapter opportunity emerged after Rosa was captured on C-SPAN during a presentation he gave at the White House Opioid Summit. Rosa operates 13 integrative medicine clinics in the Washington, DC, area, wherein chiropractic, medicine, acupuncture, exercise, mindfulness and lifestyle factors are used based on a patient’s needs. The outcome has been a 70 percent reduction in opioid use within his patient population, which is astounding and represents an opportunity for chiropractors.
Rosa invited Seaman to be his coauthor because of his focus on pain, inflammation, and nutrition. He has written layman books on the topic (The DeFlame Diet) and his scientific articles published in chiropractic journals have been referenced by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Harvard Medical School, and many other universities in the United States, as well as universities in Canada, Brazil, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, Russia and other Asian countries.
The outcome of their collaboration is a chapter that describes how a painful state of body chemistry silently emerges, based on multiple lifestyle factors, which is then magnified after an individual suffers an injury. If these patients are not treated in an integrative fashion, as outlined in the chapter, they are likely to be prescribed an opioid medication, which substantially increases the risk for addiction.
Rosa and Seaman recently travelled to Los Angeles, where they were interviewed by Canfield (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul). According to Rosa and Seaman, Canfield was engaging and interested in pain, inflammation and the opioid crisis. The interview will air on both Bravo and A&E in March 2019, to coordinate with the time the new book is published.
“Jack was very interested in the chronic pain dilemma we have in America; he also liked that I have not had a television in years to help me stay focused,” Seaman says. Rosa adds, “I was greatly honored when asked to participate in the book due to my involvement as a surrogate for the White House’s opioid crisis task force. Jack was a gracious interviewer and very interested in the topic.”
Source: David R. Seaman, DC