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Posted on 02-26-2018

Dr. Gulitz Is a Featured Panel Speaker For Maryland Association For Justice

As my avid blog followers are already aware, I am a Baltimore Chiropractor with three Baltimore chiropractic clinics in Baltimore, MD. We treat over one thousand new patients a year who deal with problems ranging from acute headaches, neck pain, and back pain to chronic headaches, neck pain, and back pain. The majority of our patients wake up with some stiffness and come in for some acute care. Other patients are traumatically injured as a result of either Baltimore auto accidents or Baltimore work-related injuries.

One of the problems that has been impacting everyone across Maryland and across the United States is the ubiquitous nature of opioid-based medication (percocet, vicodin, oxycodone, etc) to treat chronic pain. While once thought to be safe in small doses, we are seeing people becoming addicted to this medication at an alarming rate. This causes not only health problems, but community problems as people sometimes turn to heroin which is cheaper and more readily accessible. Further, there is an alarming mortality rate in those who become addicted. This is clearly a problem that is getting worse and we need to address how we limit patient's access to these medications in the first place.

The Maryland Association For Justice is being proactive about this problem by holding a seminar series entitled "The Opioid Crisis And Alternatives To Treat Pain In Workers Compensation Cases." They are hosting several panels with members ranging from attorneys who represent injured workers, to pain management physicians, and chiropractors to discuss each of our unique roles in handling opioid-dependent clients/patients.

The link to the panel discussion can be found here. Attorneys Dayna Kipnis (Kahn, Smith, & Collins) and Jason Shultz (Law Office of Jason Shultz) will moderate the discussion. The topics of discussion will be the practice of representing opioid-dependent clients, the opioid crisis and alternatives to treat pain, and the benefits of chiropractic treatment for treating soft tissue injuries.

Be sure to come by Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor from 1:00-4:30 pm on Friday March 9, 2018 if you want to learn about how chiropractic care is more cost-effective and less dangerous than drugs or surgery, how patients who see chiropractors first generally have fewer spine surgeries, how chiropractic care is poised to help with the opioid epidemic, and how states such as Ohio are forcing injured worker's to participate in 60 days of chiropractic care and physical therapy before they are allowed to consider surgery. It's sure to be an interesting and eye-opening discussion.

If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of a work-related injury in Baltimore, please contact Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic at (443) 842-5500. We've got your back on the road to recovery.

Dr. Gulitz

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