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Pain Information for Health Professionals

Pain is the condition for which adults in the United States most often use complementary and integrative health approaches. This includes musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, joint pain, etc.), headache, and pain associated with specific conditions (e.g., arthritis). The scientific research to date suggests that some complementary health approaches may provide modest effects that help individuals manage the day-to-day variations in their chronic pain symptoms. However, in some instances, the amount of evidence is too small to clearly show whether an approach is useful.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Full-text guidelines on various conditions, including pain, for oncologists, rheumatologists, general medicine practitioners, and more.

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Monthly e-newsletter that summarizes the state of the science on complementary health practices and a health condition.


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