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Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Teams Up with National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association: Employer Perspectives on Chronic Pain in the Workplace at 2015 IHC FORUM West
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – November 16, 2015 -- The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, will sponsor Jan Chambers, president of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), as a speaker at the 2015 Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum West (IHC FORUM West), November 16-18, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The F4CP will support the workshop, “Employers Pay the Price for Chronic Pain in the Workplace, November 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and host a discussion about the impact of chronic pain in the workplace and the utilization of chiropractic care as a frontline treatment option for pain relief.
“Pain is a growing epidemic in the workplace and costs $294 billion annually in lost workdays, medical expenses, and other benefit costs,” states Chambers, whose organization includes over 200,000 constituents and connects with more than 135,000 Facebook fans. “Chronic pain is a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., with employers, employees and the general public seeking information regarding treatment options. Chiropractic care is a non-drug, non-invasive pain relief option representing opportunities for clinical and financial improvement.”
According to research, thirteen percent of the total workforce experienced a loss in productive time during a two-week period due to a common pain condition, including headache, back pain, arthritis, and musculoskeletal pain. Evidence confirms that the care provided by a doctor of chiropractic (DC) is often linked with better clinical outcomes, greater patient satisfaction and noteworthy cost savings. DC’s receive seven years of higher education positioning them to manage chronic pain effectively, especially as it relates to the musculoskeletal system.
F4CP Executive Vice President, Sherry McAllister, DC, explains, “We are honored to have Jan present on our behalf since she is a long-term sufferer of chronic pain and credits chiropractic care with delivering meaningful relief.”
About The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress informs and educates the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at www.f4cp.com and www.yes2chiropractic.com or call 866-901-F4CP (3427).