Although analgesic medications have long been a major part of pain management, the rapidly growing problem of patient overuse and misuse of prescription opioids in this country has focused attention on a variety of other treatment modalities. Recently, the Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrated Medicine and Health, a group of 72 American academic medical centers and health systems, issued a report reviewing the current evidence on the efficacy of various nonpharmacologic treatments for pain.1
Scroll through the above slideshow to see what you know about the efficacy of treatments including acupuncture, biofeedback, and virtual reality-assisted distraction to treat pain.
1. Tick H, Nielsen A, Pelletier KR, et al. Evidence-based nonpharmacologic strategies for comprehensive pain care: The consortium pain task force white paper. Explore. 2018.
2. Facts about Joint Commission accreditation standards for health care organizations: pain assessment and management. The Joint Commission. https://www.jointcommission.org/facts_about_joint_commission_accreditati.... Published February 26, 2018. Accessed May 9, 2018.