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 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.
These presentation slides provide an overview of the elements of yoga and briefly review studies of the effectiveness of yoga to treat chronic pain. A thorough summary of yoga principles including a discussion of meditation/mindfulness practices.
In 2019, CMS issued this informational bulletin to state Medicaid directors describing strategies state Medicaid programs could adopt to provide non-opioid and non-medication based treatments for chronic pain.
In 2017, researchers at Boston Medical Center published a study where they compared the effectiveness of physical therapy to a manualized yoga program for the treatment of chronic low back pain. This document is the Yoga Teacher Training Manual used in the study.
This 2017 study at Boston Medical Center enrolled 320 patients with chronic low back pain and offered them either a manualized yoga program, physical therapy, or patient education on pain management.