Reports Examine Effectiveness, Risks of Chronic Pain Treatments
AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program has released three new report that examine the effectiveness and risks of different kinds of chronic pain treatments. The reports were developed for use by researchers, policymakers and clinical teams to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of different pain treatments.
Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain, found small benefits from the use of those drugs, but also found that their use was accompanied by serious risks at higher doses. Nonopioid Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Pain, found small to moderate improvements in chronic pain management, and Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain, found benefits in pain and function without serious risks.
For more information on these reports, visit AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.