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Transforming Pain Management Through the Integration of Complementary and Conventional Care 

Transforming Pain Management Through the Integration of Complementary and Conventional Care
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Transforming Pain Management Through the Integration of Complementary and Conventional Care
Author(s):

Heather Tick

and Eric B. Schoomaker

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190241254.003.0021
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date: 19 October 2019

This chapter discusses some of the assumptions behind the evolution of the current program of pain care and explores different strategies that could inform transformative changes to the system. It addresses the role of self-care, nutrition, mind-body strategies, and movement in improving function. The emerging scientific literature on neuroplasticity, central and peripheral sensitization, energy generation, and mitochondrial dysfunction, and the functional role of fascia is explored. Health providers in a transformed system will potentially work in more diverse settings, collaborate more broadly, and engage patients in conversations driven by patient priorities and emerging evidence-based modalities. The Veterans Health Administration and the Military Health System, acting on alarming increases in the incidence of chronic pain and associated comorbidities, have become the early adopters of transformative policies. Since pain is the most common cause for a healthcare visit, this chapter should be of interest to all healthcare providers, complementary, integrative, and conventional.

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