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2020 Sep 01

J Am Osteopath Assoc



Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Management of Chronic Pain and Its Comorbid Depression.


Marske C, Shah S, Chavira A, Hedberg C, Fullmer R, Clark C J, Pipitone O, Kaiser P
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2020 Sep 01; 120(9):575-581.
PMID: 32854117.


Chronic pain (CP) is a common and serious medical condition, with an estimated 100 million people affected in the United States. In the 1990s, opioids were increasingly prescribed to manage chronic pain, and this practice contributed to the opioid epidemic of the 21st century. To combat this epidemic, multidisciplinary approaches to chronic pain management are being researched and implemented.