Pain, the Opiate Crisis and the Chiropractic Alternative (Murphy, Nov 10-11)
It is claimed that the current opiate drug crisis and its consequence are the biggest healthcare disaster in modern history. This class will define the opiate crisis and explore alternatives, including chiropractic adjusting.
- 2 hours ethics & law
- 4 hours adjusting
- 6 hours general
By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:
- describe the history of the current opiate crisis
- quantify the consequences of the crisis on American society
- to propose viable alternatives to opiate drugs for pain control
- comply with CA chiropractic regulations to sustain a successful practice
Review the history of opium, opiate pharmacology, and opioid synthetics.
Quantify the current American opioid crisis.
Review the history of how the modern opiate crisis became established in modern American healthcare.
Learn about the discovery of the opiate receptor and its influence on pain perception.
with reference to:
Pasternak, G. W., & Pan, Y.-X. (2013). Mu Opioids and Their Receptors: Evolution of a Concept. Pharmacological Reviews, 65(4), 1257–1317. http://doi.org/10.1124/pr.112.007138
Learn the suprasegmental descending pain inhibitory control system for pain management.
with reference to:
Ossipov, M. H., Morimura, K., & Porreca, F. (2014). Descending pain modulation and chronification of pain. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 8(2), 143–151. http://doi.org/10.1097/SPC.0000000000000055
Learn about the rapid adaptation of the opiate receptor to pharmacological products.
FOUR HOURS TECHNIQUE
Review the basic neurophysiology of the chiropractic adjustment.
Learn the neurophysiology of the chiropractic adjustment-driven suprasegmental activation of the descending pain inhibitory control system.
Review studies pertaining to the chiropractic management of chronic pain syndromes.
with reference to:
Dorflinger, L., Moore, B., Goulet, J., Becker, W., Heapy, A. A., Sellinger, J. J., & Kerns, R. D. (2014). A Partnered Approach to Opioid Management, Guideline Concordant Care and the Stepped Care Model of Pain Management. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(Suppl 4), 870–876. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3019-2
Penney, L. S., Ritenbaugh, C., DeBar, L. L., Elder, C., & Deyo, R. A. (2016). Provider and patient perspectives on opioids and alternative treatments for managing chronic pain: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 17, 164. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-016-0566-0
Crawford M. Pain pills or chiropractic?. JACA Online. 2013 Sep-Oct;50(5):Online access only p 18-20. ICLID: 23215
Review the connection between the microbiome, the chiropractic adjustment
TWO HOURS ETHICS-LAW
Discuss the concepts of standard of care and causation as related to chiropractic clinical practice.
Review the State of California publications pertaining to:
• Medical Negligence/Malpractice
• Standard of Care for Health Care Professionals
• Success Not Required
• Duty to Refer to a Specialist
• Abandonment of Patient
• Informed Consent
Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area.
See Campus Map for details.
Dr. Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 36 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dr. Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders.
See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. If you would like to add your state, contact the Life West CE office.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.
CA & HI applications are PENDING at this time.
Available Credit Hours
- 12.00 AZ Chiropractic BoardArizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 6.00 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A EthicsCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
- 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
- 12.00 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 12.00 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 11.00 HI Chiropractic BoardHawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 12.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 12.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 12.00 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 MI Chiropractic BoardMichigan Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 MS Chiropractic BoardMississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 12.00 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 NV Chiropractic BoardNevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
- 12.00 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 12.00 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 12.00 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 12.00 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 12.00 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 12.00 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Changes and Refunds
Every attempt is made to offer Life West CE programs as announced. However, Life West reserves the right to adjust program faculty, locations, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences and to cancel programs owing to insufficient enrollment, illness, or other factors. Life West will notify advance registrants of any cancellation or significant program changes. Life West is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to adjustments or cancellations.
Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.
Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program. The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.