Mindfulness Twice as Effective at Treating Chronic Pain than Opioids

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 10 Americans live with chronic pain. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a game-changing statement that doctors should only prescribe opioids for chronic pain as a last resort – the risks of opioid use far outweigh their benefits.

Thankfully, patients and providers have other options.

A series of studies have shown that simple interventions such as exercise, posture training, and physical therapy work better than opioids or surgery for the vast majority of people with chronic back pain.

Additionally, a study published this March in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy were twice as effective at reducing pain as traditional management methods.

myStrength’s online self-care platform gives users the tools they need to increase overall well-being and manage emotional and physical challenges. myStrength will be launching a new module for Chronic Pain and a module for Mindfulness later this year, providing additional evidence-based resources for individuals to manage their pain without medication.

myStrength can help your organization to:

Meet Consumer Demand
Last year, 60 million US consumers sought out information on mental health. myStrength extends consumer access to evidence-based resources and interactive tools to manage depression, anxiety, stress and substance use disorder.

Improve Outcomes & Quality Metrics
myStrength results in meaningful change in member outcomes ranging from clinical improvement to productivity gain—while enhancing behavioral health performance and adherence to critical quality metrics.

Address Co-morbidity
myStrength has been introduced into integrated care models as an affordable and effective way to decrease the impact of psychiatric conditions on cost of chronic disease management.

CLICK HERE to watch a short overview of myStrength’s Chronic Pain program

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