GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH PROGRAM ADDS PHYSICAL THERAPY, CHIROPRACTIC, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

GATEWAY TO BETTER HEALTH PROGRAM ADDS PHYSICAL THERAPY, CHIROPRACTIC, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The State of Missouri received approval to provide physical function services beginning January 1, 2021, to its “Gateway to Better Health” (Gateway) Pilot Program population from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition to current services, the Gateway network of community primary care providers can now offer physical therapy, chiropractic, and occupational…

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NEW resource for patient and provider chronic pain management: Visit www.BeyondPainSTL.com today!

NEW resource for patient and provider chronic pain management: Visit www.BeyondPainSTL.com today!

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) released a new website called www.BeyondPainSTL.com as part of its Chronic Pain Initiative, a regional effort to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic pain. Beyond Pain STL offers tools, information, and videos to our community: people with chronic pain, medical providers, and advocates. The evidence is clear: non-pharmacologic,…

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Why chronic pain is a psychological and physical disease

Why chronic pain is a psychological and physical disease

ST. LOUIS, October 10, 2019 – Whether we accidentally stub our toe or touch a hot pan, everyone experiences pain. Most pain resolves quickly as the injury heals, but, in some cases, the pain can last beyond the time of normal healing. Chronic pain, often defined as pain exceeding three months, affects one in five…

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Treating Chronic Pain as a Public Health Crisis

Treating Chronic Pain as a Public Health Crisis

ST. LOUIS, April, 2019 —  The chronic pain crisis is nationally recognized and locally magnified. Although sudden acute physical pain can be a life-saving alert, “chronic pain” is defined as maladaptive prolonged pain exceeding three months. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five U.S….

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New RHC Report Offers Recommendations to Improve Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment in the St. Louis Region and State of Missouri

New RHC Report Offers Recommendations to Improve Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment in the St. Louis Region and State of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, February 2, 2019 – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) released the Chronic Pain Prevention and Treatment Policy Paper for regional stakeholders as part of its Chronic Pain Initiative, a regional effort to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic pain. The RHC’s policy paper, synthesizing national and local expertise, details four major policy recommendations:…

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