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2020 Sep

Med Care

58 Suppl 2 9S

Complementary, Integrative, and Nondrug Therapy Use for Pain Among US Military Veterans on Long-term Opioids.


Goldsmith ES, Maclehose RF, Jensen AC, Clothier B, Noorbaloochi S, Martinson BC, Donaldson MT, Krebs EE
Med Care. 2020 Sep; 58 Suppl 2 9S:S116-S124.
PMID: 32826781.


Long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain arose amid limited availability and awareness of other pain therapies. Although many complementary and integrative health (CIH) and nondrug therapies are effective for chronic pain, little is known about CIH/nondrug therapy use patterns among people prescribed opioid analgesics.