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The Whole Health Model

Physicians who practice using a whole health model have an expanded toolbox for care of the whole person—taking into consideration the patient’s current medical issues, plus past history and their life goals. This is particularly helpful for veterans who suffer with chronic pain and often experience comorbid mental and physical health issues such as addiction to opioids or other substances and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), among other diagnoses and symptoms. With Whole Health, the aim is to help veterans focus on life goals as they work to manage their chronic pain and other ailments.

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Resources for Pain Management

Research Publications

Pain:  Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook)

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook)

This 47-page eBook provides an overview of complementary health approaches for pain, including acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, spinal manipulation, yoga, ...
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The Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Younger US Veterans: An Economic Evaluation

The Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Younger US Veterans: An Economic Evaluation

Researchers, including PMC PI Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH, conducted the first study of cost effectiveness of complementary and integrative health ...
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Covariate Adjustment in Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trials in Pain Research

Covariate Adjustment in Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trials in Pain Research

An overview of considerations for covariate-related methodological, statistical and analytical issues, and some additional considerations to studying pain management options ...
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Non-Opioid Drugs and Pain-Related Function

Non-Opioid Drugs and Pain-Related Function

The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial, led by Erin Krebs, MD, MS, showed that opioids do not result in better pain-related ...
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Yale Scholars Tackle Opioid Crisis in Groundbreaking Journal Issue

Yale Scholars Tackle Opioid Crisis in Groundbreaking Journal Issue

More than two dozen Yale professors, doctors, and students have published a series of groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis ...
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The VA Opioid Safety Initiative Cyberseminar

The VA Opioid Safety Initiative Cyberseminar

Chronic pain is more common in Veterans than in the non-veteran U.S. population, more often severe and in the context ...
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Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management

Treatments such as mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis, among others, have been determined to have at least promising evidence of ...
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Considerations of Trial Design and Conduct in Behavioral Interventions

Considerations of Trial Design and Conduct in Behavioral Interventions

For some nonpharmacological approaches for chronic pain management there is emerging evidence of their effectiveness in relatively large scale trials ...
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Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review

Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review

The US Dept. of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a report on ...
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JAMA Medical News & Perspectives

JAMA Medical News & Perspectives

Robert Kerns, PhD, spoke with JAMA about the creation of the Pain Management Collaboratory and its goals for this multi-agency ...
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Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body

Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health presents "Strengthening Collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of ...
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