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Public invited to sneak preview of PBS documentary 'Pain in America' - Aug. 8

8/2/2013 (Archived)

Pain in America - Dr. Dennis MarchioriAcademy Award winning documentary filmmaker Donald Barrett will host a special sneak preview of his latest film, “Pain in America,” on Thursday, Aug. 8, during Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Homecoming celebration. The documentary will be shown from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of Vickie Anne Palmer Hall at 7th and Main streets on the Palmer campus.

Mr. Barrett will introduce the film and take questions from the audience following the documentary screening. This event is open to the general public as well as Homecoming guests and there is no charge to attend.

“Pain in America” will air on PBS stations across the country. The documentary delivers an insightful look at the scope of chiropractic care in the U.S., how it is used, and its perceptions, and often misconceptions, by the public. Chiropractic care is perhaps the most cost-effective treatment for back and neck pain, and headaches. The film provides a comprehensive history of chiropractic's evolution and widespread use, especially in sports and by the Veterans Administration, and how it has become widely accepted across the nation's health care system. It also looks at common misconceptions and how the practice is portrayed and often maligned by the media.

Pain in America - Dr. Christine GoertzThe film further examines how the new Affordable Care Act affects the chiropractic profession and attempts by practitioners and educators to better inform vast numbers of Americans that do not presently enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care. Finally, “Pain in America” looks at how chiropractic care fits into the larger integrated health care system and how it can save trillions of dollars in the care of the Baby Boom generation and generations to follow.

Following the screening, copies of “Pain in America” will be available for sale on DVD for $19.95 along with its sister program, “Pain in America: The Extended Interviews” at $24.95 for a 2 ½-hour audio book. Both programs benefit from more than 168 interviews running 60 hours with some of the most distinguished doctors, scientists and educators in the world, including several from Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

Photo 1: Dr. Dennis Marchiori, chancellor for Palmer College of Chiropractic preparing to be interviewed for the documentary. 

Photo 2: Dr. Christine Goertz, Palmer's vice chancellor for Research and Health Policy, during an on-camera interview.