Chiropractic comes to the forefront in $1.5 million grant to help researchers address health inequities in chronic pain and depression

February 17, 2023

Chronic pain and depression often go hand in hand. The project, Equity Using Interventions for Pain and Depression (EQUIPD), will work to address racialized disparities in chronic pain care for Black patients with comorbid chronic pain and depression. Matthias said these treatment options are underused and are a helpful alternative to using opioids for chronic pain. “This project is designed to help Black patients have more options for pain treatment, especially evidence-based, nonpharmacological treatments,” Matthias said. “We want to open up more possibilities to patients through coaching sessions focused on shared decision-making about nonpharmacological approaches to chronic pain management.

The source of this news is from Chiropractic Economics