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September 18, 2012 >> Patient Education

"Pain in America" Documentary Set to Begin Principal Photography

The Don Barrett Productions, LLC documentary "Pain in America" is poised to begin principal photography. Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 16, our cameras will be covering over 9,000 miles of the U.S. to help answer the question: What will the various health care professions do to serve the 76 million baby boomers who will reach and surpass 65 years of age in the coming two decades? Our current infrastructure is clearly inadequate to handle those numbers.

Consider this: According to the National Association for the Advancement of Science, some 100 million Americans already suffer from chronic pain that ranges from annoying to life-threatening. What role will the chiropractic professional play in ameliorating the suffering and help solve the looming baby boomer problem?

These are big questions and the producers of "Pain in America" are going to the best and brightest in the field of chiropractic, as well as its students (tomorrow's chiropractors), teachers, administrators and the researchers who will help determine tomorrow's modalities of treatment. Our cameras will take us to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities teaching chiropractic, as well as to pre-eminent members of the medical profession who have concluded chiropractors must take an important role in fighting the pain epidemic. Indeed, one of our interviewees is a distinguished professor of medicine and researcher at Stanford University Medical School.

Once this plays on PBS and goes into DVD distribution through chiropractic professionals and to the public at large, the people of America will see that an important part of their overall health care deserves to be in the hands of the chiropractic practitioners. "Pain in America" takes a clear-eyed look into the future, since that is where all of us will spend the rest of our lives.

Source: Don Barrett Productions, LLC


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