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Medicines watchdog NICE recommends physical and psychological therapies when treating pain

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  1. Neil

    Neil Peer Supporter

    People suffering from chronic pain that has no known cause should not be prescribed painkillers, the medicines watchdog has announced, recommending such patients be offered exercise, talking therapies and acupuncture instead.

    In a major change of pain treatment policy, the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (Nice) say that in future, doctors should advise sufferers to use physical and psychological therapies rather than analgesics to manage their pain.

    https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/07/chronic-pain-sufferers-should-take-exercise-not-analgesics-says-nice?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true (Chronic pain sufferers should take exercise, not analgesics, says Nice | National Institute for Health and Care Excellence | The Guardian)
  2. FredAmir

    FredAmir Well known member

    Glad to see it included acupuncture in the list of treatments that are helpful.
  3. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    Good news and a big step in the right direction!

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