Lessons from Chiropractic Medicine: Using Fewer High-Risk Drugs for Low Back Pain
The overuse of opioids for treatment of low back pain in the U.S. is associated with increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs). Among patients with low back pain, the speaker compares recipients and nonrecipients of chiropractic services with regard to likelihood of using high-risk drugs and the risk of ADEs. Nonpharmacological chiropractic care of low back pain is associated with lower use of high-risk drugs and reduced risk of ADEs. The research results are presented, with discussion of the implications for clinical practice, health policy, and future research, and with time allowed for questions and answers.
Faculty: James M. Whedon, DC, MS
This 1-hour CE activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the association between utilization of chiropractic services and use of high-risk drugs
- Discuss the association between utilization of chiropractic services and use of opioid analgesics
- Discuss the association between utilization of chiropractic services and risk of adverse drug events
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James M. Whedon, DC, MS, is director of health services research at Southern California University of Health Sciences and instructor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He holds a DC degree from Logan College and an MS from Dartmouth College. He has published 28 peer reviewed papers. He is advisor to the Project for Integrative Health and the Triple Aim, co-chair of the research working group of The Academic Consortium for Integrative Health, charter member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, and recipient of the Jerome F. McAndrews DC Memorial Research Fund Award from NCMIC Foundation.
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- 1.00 ACPE
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- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance