Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States.

  title={Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States.},
  author={Richard L. Nahin and Robin Boineau and Partap S Khalsa and Barbara J. Stussman and Wendy J Weber},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={91 9},
Although most pain is acute and resolves within a few days or weeks, millions of Americans have persistent or recurring pain that may become chronic and debilitating. Medications may provide only partial relief from this chronic pain and can be associated with unwanted effects. As a result, many individuals turn to complementary health approaches as part of their pain management strategy. This article examines the clinical trial evidence for the efficacy and safety of several specific… CONTINUE READING


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