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.
This resource is a patient education guide for how to return to physical activity after injury or chronic pain with guidance about how physical activity can help patients manage their pain.
This 2019 patient/provider decision tool lists alternative pain management therapies that may be considered as an alternative to opioids and whether or not listed treatments are covered by Minnesota Medicaid health plans.