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

One-hundred million Americans suffer from chronic pain every year, and many of them turn to alternative therapies for relief. In fact, a new study shows that more than half of patients with chronic pain enrolled in a managed care setting use chiropractic care or acupuncture. As Mary Sawyers reports, the study also finds that many of these patients don’t discuss this care with their primary care providers.

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