Integrative Care

Updated: January 2021

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

  • A 2020 national survey combined with electronic health records data estimated patterns and predictors of self-reported CIH/nondrug therapy use for chronic pain within a representative national sample of US military veterans prescribed long-term opioids for chronic pain. Self-reported use of each of 10 CIH/nondrug therapies to treat or cope with chronic pain in the past year were recorded: meditation/mindfulness, relaxation, psychotherapy, yoga, t’ai chi, aerobic exercise, stretching/strengthening, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage. 80% reported past-year use of at least 1 nondrug therapy for pain, with 15% reporting use of chiropractic. FREE FULL TEXT

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