Disparities in Pain Care: Chiropractic Solutions for Patients, Communities, and Your Practice

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Clinically appropriate care of patients with pain is often not widely available in today’s health care. Disparities in outcomes of pain treatment occur across a variety of diverse special populations whether defined by national origin, culture, ethnicity, race, gender, or social circumstances. As we get better at understanding the complexity of the origin and perpetuation of pain and what the most effective treatments for pain look like, the role of Doctors of Chiropractic and their evidence based clinical tool kit has advanced DCs to the front lines of first-choice interventions for patients with pain. 

This webinar by Dr. Chuck Simpson will help Doctors of Chiropractic understand health disparities around pain care and offer some practical tips to better serve pain patients. It is better for patients, better for our communities and better for our profession. This webinar will focus on selected populations of pain patients that are frequently encountered in the community and often in a chiropractic office. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will
• Identify disparities in health outcomes for patients with pain
• Recognize how the social determinants of health affect pain problems
• Apply practical insights and tools to assist the chiropractic management of pain

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Chuck Simpson


Chuck Simpson, DC, DABCO, graduated from, Washington State University and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States in 1978. From 1979 until 2003, he maintained a private chiropractic practice in Cornelius, Oregon, an ethnically diverse community near Portland.

He served on the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has volunteered for the Council on Chiropractic Education as a site visitor and as a CCE Councilor. He has been an ACA Member since 1989 and currently is a member of the Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

He has contributed textbook chapters to Quality and Standards of Practice in Chiropractic, Integrating Complementary Medicine in Health Systems, and Bonica’s Management of Pain. He was a content expert for the NIH Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment clinical practice guideline Managing Chronic Pain in Persons with or in recovery from Substance Abuse Disorders and has published reviews of complementary medicine in chronic pain treatment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America.

In his nonprofessional life, he enjoys sailing, kayaking, gardening, and reading. 


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