A 2017 white paper from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, section one of this report reviews the current status of medical pain management and the nature of the pain crisis in America.
This report provides an overview of the evidence of the relative effectiveness of pain medications, including opioids and nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
This patient guide from SAMHSA describes non-pharmacological treatments for pain including acupuncture, chiropractic, cognitive behavioral therapy, massage therapy, medication and relaxation, physical therapy, and yoga.
This resource serves as a visual presentation for use with patients when talking about pain, this resource shows that pain is not necessarily connected to physical injury or disease.
This resource serves as a patient education guide on understanding the science of pain and steps patients can take to reduce their body’s pain response.
A guide to assist providers in speaking to their patients about chronic pain and developing a pain management strategy in partnership with the patient.
This 2016 study asked patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, primary care providers, and providers of acupuncture and chiropractic services about their experiences treating chronic pain, and their views of acupuncture and chiropractic care for treating pain.
This 2017 report to the Oregon legislature reviews curricula used to teach health care providers about pain and pain management in Oregon and reviews the state efforts to address the opioid crisis and improve the treatment of pain in Oregon.
This report provides guidance to health care providers on how to talk to patients about pain.
This patient education guide offers advice to patients considering tapering their opioid pain medication.