Complementary and Alternative Pain Management Methods Research Paper

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Alternatives to Pain Medication

Given the growing concerns over opioid addictions in recent years and the potential for tolerance, clinicians continue to search for efficacious alternatives to convention pain medications (Moore & Anderson, 2016). Fortunately, a number of alternatives to conventional pan medication are readily available, including cannabis, yoga, hypnosis, mind-body meditation, therapeutic touch, herbal remedies, acupuncture, biofeedback, massage therapy, homeopathic practices (Tan & Craine, 2007) and aromatherapy (Esposito & Bystrek, 2014). To learn more about these alternatives, this paper provides an initial reference list of ten relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly sources concerning pain medication alternatives, followed by a description of clinical guidelines and an implementation plan for these alternatives. A discussion concerning the manner in which the implementation of the intervention should be tested is followed by an assessment of potential barriers and strategies intended to gain cooperation from individuals who will be implementing the change. Finally, a timeline with criteria for evaluating the outcomes concludes this paper.

Initial reference list of ten resources

Ault, A. (2006, January). Chronic pain, addiction behavior are different: Giving shorter-acting opioids to those already taking long-acting formulations might create tolerance. Clinical Psychiatry News, 34(1), 54.

Briggs, J. (2015, Spring). Americans' active quest for health through complementary and integrative medicine. Generations, 39(1), 56-59.

Crow, E. & Jeannot, E. (2015, January-June). Effectiveness of Iyengar yoga in treating spinal (back and neck) pain: A systematic review. International Journal of Yoga, 8(1), 3.

Denneson, L. M. & Corson, K. (2011, September). Complementary and alternative medicine use among veterans with chronic noncancer pain. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 48(9), 1119-1123.

Esposito, E. R. & Bystrek, M. V. (2014, May). An elective course in aromatherapy science. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78(4), 37-41.

Haldavnekar, R & Tekur, P. (2014, July-December). Effect of yogic colon cleansing (Laghu Sankhaprakshalana Kriya) on pain, spinal flexibility, disability and state anxiety in chronic low back pain. International Journal of Yoga, 7(2), 111.

Levin, R. F. & Feldman, H. R. (2006). Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing: A guide for academic and clinical settings. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Moore, B. A. & Anderson, D. (2016, Janury). Stepped care model for pain management and quality of pain care in long-term opioid therapy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 53(1), 137-141.

Tan, G. & Craine, M. H. (2007, March-April). Efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine interventions for chronic pain. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 44(2), 195-201.

Waldman, H. B. & Compton, K. (2013, August). Complementary and alternative medicine for children with healthcare special needs. The Exceptional Parent, 43(8), 37-41.

Develop Clinical Guidelines and Implementation Plan, by initiating development of a guideline or protocol based on literature search

According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, "Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances" (Clinical practice guidelines, 2016, para. 2). The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality also advises that, "Pain Management means the assessment of pain and, if appropriate, treatment. Treatment of pain may…

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References

Clinical practice guidelines. (2016). U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Retrieved from https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/clinicalpractice.htm.

Levin, R. F. & Feldman, H. R. (2006). Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing: A guide for academic and clinical settings. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Moore, B. A. & Anderson, D. (2016, Janury). Stepped care model for pain management and quality of pain care in long-term opioid therapy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 53(1), 137-141.

Pain management guidelines. (2016). U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from https://www.guideline.gov/summaries/summary/9744?.

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