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Manipulation Recommended as 1 of 9 Non-Pharmacological Therapies during VHA Conference

In 2016, the VHA held a conference, Non-pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Management, with the goals to:

1. establish consensus on the current state of evidence regarding non-pharmacological approaches to chronic musculoskeletal pain to inform VHA policy in this area and

2. begin to identify priorities for the future VHA research agenda.

The conference identified nine non-pharmacological therapies, including manipulation, to be applied across the VHA system as part of pain care. Additionally, it was recommended that integration of these non-pharmacological approaches be a priority for primary care, pain care and mental health settings and made accessible to all veterans.

The full report can be purchased and read through the Journal of General Internal Medicine.