Spinal Manipulation and Opioids: Navigating the Current Treatment Landscape
With the current opioid crisis, it is crucial to find alternative means for managing chronic pain. This session will explore the role of spinal manipulation used alone and with other types of active patient care to serve as one possible solution to the opioid dilemma.
Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Opioids by Instituting Scientific Integrative Medicine as First-line Care
In this talk, Dr. Robinson presents her 10-step program that better educates healthcare providers about ways to assess and treat pain, to practice better medicine, lessen burnout, and offer meaningful and effective integrative medical approaches based on science and evidence.
Dr. Suzanne D. Lady is an associate professor and former chair of the Department of Clinical Education at the University of Western States. She is the current chair of the Doctor of Chiropractic Learning Assessment Committee. Dr. Lady is the lead instructor for several clinical skills courses, manages the Clinical Skills Enhancement Center (CSEC) remediation program in the Doctor of Chiropractic program and is a co-facilitator for the Mind-Body Medicine elective modeled after the Georgetown School of Medicine program.
She has almost 20 years of practice experience, earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997 from Western States Chiropractic College, where she was the recipient of the Award for Clinical Excellence.
She has published literature on the biopsychosocial attitudes and beliefs among chiropractors, the creation of a remediation program and most recently a sexual orientation and gender identity paper.
Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, is a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine from a One Health perspective. She served as faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997-2016) and currently leads CURACORE VET and CURACORE MED as founder and CEO. These entities educate veterinary and human healthcare providers, respectively, on the principles and practice of pain medicine, rehabilitation, and integrative medicine as first-line care.
Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe (AB), the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), and the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (DVM, MS). She is a fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), vice chair of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, and a member of the AAMA Board of Directors. Published works include Interactive Medical Acupuncture Anatomy, a human neuroanatomic acupuncture atlas, and Canine Medical Massage.