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The biopsychosocial model and chiropractic: a commentary with recommendations for the chiropractic profession. Chiropr Man Therap 2017;25:16

Date

06/09/2017

Pubmed ID

28593041

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5461754

DOI

10.1186/s12998-017-0147-x

Abstract

There is an increasing awareness, interest and acceptance of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model by all health care professionals involved with patient care. The areas of spine care and pain medicine are no exception, and in fact, these areas of health care are a major centerpiece of the movement from the traditional biomedical model to a BPS model of patient assessment and delivery of care. The chiropractic approach to health care has a history that is grounded in key aspects of the BPS model. The profession has inherently implemented certain features of the BPS model throughout its history, perhaps without a full understanding or realization. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the BPS model, its relationship with spine care and pain management, and to discuss the BPS model, particularly psychosocial aspects, in the context of its historical relationship with chiropractic. We will also provide recommendations for the chiropractic profession as it relates to successful adoption of a full integration of the BPS model.

Author List

Gliedt JA, Schneider MJ, Evans MW, King J, Eubanks JE Jr

Authors

Jordan Gliedt DC Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jeffrey A. King DC, MS Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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