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Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain: A 12-Question Quiz


How much do you know about the efficacy of different nonpharmacological treatment methods for pain? Take this 12-question quiz to find out. 

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.1Scroll 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. 

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