A Whole Person Approach to Lifting the Burden of Chronic Pain Among Service Members and Veterans

Helene M. Langevin, M.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – NCCIH Director’s Blog

“Indeed, there is a growing body of research on the benefits of nondrug approaches to address chronic pain. What is so powerful about PMC is it puts this knowledge to work by embedding research within military health care settings.

Helene M. Langevin, M.D.

Chronic pain and its companion crisis of opioid misuse have taken a terrible toll on Americans, but the impact has been even greater on U.S. service members and veterans, who often deal with the compounded factors of service-related injuries and traumatic stress. NCCIH Director Helene Langevin, discusses the impact of the Pain Management Collaboratory.