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Most Patients with Chronic Pain Use Alternative Therapies, But Many Don’t Tell Their Doctors

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The majority of patients with chronic pain have used chiropractic care or acupuncture, but many of these patients don’t talk to their primary care provider about this care. These findings are published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The study finds that almost all of these patients would be happy to share this information if their provider asked, and it suggests an opportunity for better care coordination among patients and physicians.

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Most Patients with Chronic Pain Use Alternative Therapies, But Many Don’t Tell Their Doctors

The majority of patients with chronic pain have used chiropractic care or acupuncture, but many of these patients didn’t talk to their primary care provider about this care. These findings are published in The American Journal of Managed Care.  The study finds that almost all of these patients would be happy to share this information if their provider asked, and it suggests an opportunity for better care coordination among patients and physicians.

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