Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain

Author: Mel Pohl

Despite the increase in prescriptions of pain medication and interventional procedures to treat pain, there is scant evidence from population based research that these treatments have been successful in reducing pain associated functional impairment. This is because successful treatment of chronic pain requires a comprehensive approach that should include self-care, psychological, psychosocial, functional restorative, and alternative integrative approaches to complement medical treatments.

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