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J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2017 May 1;117(5):306-314. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2017.056.

An Osteopathic Approach to Chronic Pain Management.

Abstract

Chronic pain reduces quality of life and productivity, costing billions in health care dollars and lost revenue. Physicians routinely prescribe opioids, which has led to opioid addiction and overdose. The US surgeon general recommends nonpharmacologic treatment for patients with chronic pain. A paradigm shift is necessary for patients to partner with physicians to take control of their own health. This article outlines the cognitive behavioral approaches, nonopioid therapies, and nonpharmacologic therapies that osteopathic physicians can integrate in their treatment of patients with chronic pain.

PMID:
28459476
DOI:
10.7556/jaoa.2017.056
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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