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For Veterans/Public - Medical Treatments

For Veterans/Public - Medical Treatments

This section provides links to tools on "Medical Treatments," developed for Veterans/Public.

Medical Treatments may include:

  • Medications; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen),  tramadol, and some anti-seizure or anti-depressant medications.
  • Injections like botulinum toxin and cortisone can sometimes be used to manage certain types of pain for a short term.

Resources - Medical Treatments

Title and Link Source Description
VA/DOD OT CPG Patient Summary (pdf) VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines Clinical Practice guidelines based on the latest information.
Opioid Safety  Department of Veterans Affairs Link to patient and family education about opioid safety. 
VA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program Locator Department of Veterans Affairs The program locator will help you find local VA Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Programs.


Veterans/Public Pain Management - Resource Topics

 chronicpain  self management medical treatments Complementary Treatments faqs
Disclaimer: *Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.