My Personal Health Manager
The Pain Module
Cancer related pain
The Pain Treatment Checklist
Monitoring Pain and its Treatment
The Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health
Review of Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Patient Information Guide on Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
Local: Healthcare providers
National: Healthcare providers
Approach to Back Pain : Functional restoration uses exercise and psychological therapy to get patients over fear and back to normal life
Nonpharmacologic Pain Management
Pain is a multidimensional problem ranging from discomfort to agony and affecting physical, emotional, and cognitive function as well as interpersonal relationships and social roles. In this section you will learn more about pain, its causes, evaluation and treatment:
Holistic approaches to chronic pain
Several non-pharmacologic options have been shown to be effective in managing a wide variety of pain.
• moderate improvement in function and pain in patients with osteoarthritis
• should be delivered appropriately to reduce the risk of falls
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
• replace maladaptive coping strategies with positive coping strategies using patient education and behavioral and cognitive skills training
• moderate improvements in pain and function.
• improves physical function and stiffness, while reducing pain, in patients with osteoarthritis10,11
• reduces pain and improves functioning in patients with osteoarthritis12
Other options to consider:
Side effects reported for these non-pharmacologic interventions are minimal. Participation should be based on patient factors and interest.
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Dr. Delia Chiaramonte presents “An Integrative Approach to Pain Management in EDS
Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary health approaches. This 47-page eBook provides an overview of complementary health approaches for pain, including acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, spinal manipulation, yoga, and more. You’ll find summaries of what the science says about whether these approaches are useful and safe, as well as tips to help you be an informed consumer.