Complementary and alternative medicine in chronic pain

@article{Lee2011ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine in chronic pain},
  author={Frank H. Lee and Srinivasa N. Raja},
  journal={PAIN{\textregistered}},
  year={2011},
  volume={152},
  pages={28-30}
}
According to the 2007 National Health Statistics Reports, approximately 38% of adults and 12% of children in the US had used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy within the last 12 months [5]. The trend toward use of CAM therapies is particularly common in patients with chronic pain. A recent study reported that 44% of primary care patients with chronic pain receiving opioid therapy had used CAM treatments in the last 12 months [14]. Other studies examining the use of CAM… Expand

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