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Chronic Pain Helped by Chiropractic

An article published in the Complementary & Alternative Medicine at the NIH newsletter found that complementary and alternative medicine is effective in treating chronic pain.

"Acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage all are being sought by people with chronic back pain because conventional medicine often provides no long-term solution," says Richard L. Nahin, PhD, MPH, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) division of extramural research, training, and review. Drugs have not been effective in treating back pain and can have side effects that some people cannot tolerate. Another research project currently underway by the NCCAM is looking at chiropractic for treating chronic pelvic pain in women.

Source: Complementary & Alternative Medicine at the Nationa