Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary and integrative health approaches. If you are considering such an approach for pain, this information can help you talk with your health care provider.
NCCIH supports and conducts pain research at the NIH labs in Bethesda, Maryland and by funding research and grants around the country. We also provide information for both consumers and health professionals.
- Pain-Induced Changes in the Brain’s Opioid System May Explain the Limited Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain (May 22, 2018)
- Analysis of Data on the Prevalence and Pharmacologic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Pain (March 27, 2018)
- NCCIH Researchers Describe Specialized Neurons That Play a Unique Role in Mechanical Pain (August 16, 2017)