Musculoskeletal Pain Guidelines

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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A Chiro.Org article collection

Review this collection of studies detailing the slowly expanding use of chiropractic care for musculoskeletal Pin.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Providing Health Promotion
and Clinical Preventive Services for Adult Patients with
Musculoskeletal Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline

J Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2021 (Jul 26) [EPUB]
Application of this guideline in chiropractic practice may facilitate consistent and appropriate use of screening and preventive services and foster interprofessional collaboration to promote clinical preventive services and contribute to improved public health.

Best Practices for Chiropractic Management of Patients with
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline

J Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2020 (Jul 30)
After our project was completed and we were preparing this article, AHRQ published a 2020 update [9] to their 2018 review, [6] which had formed the foundation of our recommendations. We found that their 2020 update did not substantively alter our recommendations. The fact that AHRQ saw fit to produce an update so quickly emphasizes the importance of the topic of nonpharmacological approaches to chronic MSK pain.

Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Noncancer Pain
CMAJ. 2017 (May 8);   189 (18):   E659E666
A new Canadian guideline published today (May 8, 2017) in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) strongly recommends doctors to consider non-pharmacologic therapy, including chiropractic, in preference to opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.


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