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VA Pain Management Research

Because pain is common among Veterans, chronic pain and its treatment is considered a priority area for VA research. VHA pain research examines the prevalence and incidence of common painful conditions as well as the effectiveness of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain treatment approaches.  VA research on PAIN MANAGEMENT (PDF)

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This section features tools, resources, and important links for researchers and clinicians, and highlights VA pain research and researchers. Learn more.


This section features information about types or research and how it is conducted, highlights VA pain research and researchers, how Veterans contribute their perspective and feedback to research in Veteran engagement groups, and answers to frequently asked questions about research. Learn more.

Literature Alerts for VA Staff

The VA Library Network will provide VA staff an index of recent articles related to opioids and many other areas of interest right to your work mailbox. If you are interested in subscribing to this alert click here.

If you have questions or suggestions for pain-related resources, please send an email to VHA Pain Management Webmaster Group. Questions about personal care should be directed to the local VA facility.

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